Mmmm. Summer is here and its time for new adventures with old friends with fantastic food and drink. Theres no better way to start the season off than with fresh, sun-drenched ingredients.
Here’s a cheap and simple syrup recipe that will add splash of rich orange flavor to your iced teas or summer cocktails:
>One cup water
>One cup sugar
>four ounces (one large orange) orange zest
>One ounce vodka (optional preservative)
Heat water and sugar over a medium flame until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir orange zest into the mixture while hot. Allow to cool, and strain through a fine-mesh strainer.
Refrigerated and without the addition of vodka, keeps up to one month. With, it keeps for far longer.
Try it in green tea. Its freakin’ bomb.