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Celebrate seasonal spices with a simple syrup infused with cinnamon, cloves, star anise, orange peel, and black peppercorns.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2006



Cook's Notes

The syrup, which has a taste and fragrance reminiscent of a holiday dessert, can be stirred into tea, coffee, or sparkling cider. Or make a cocktail redolent of apple, citrus, and spice: Mix 1 tablespoon of the syrup with 1 tablespoon Calvados and 1/2 cup sparkling cider; garnish with a curl of fresh orange peel.

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  • CaseyAngelova
    6 NOV, 2011
    I have been enjoying this syrup in a cup of steamed milk for years... a nice alternative to hot cider or cocoa!
    • azure639
      23 JUL, 2018
      Doesn't the recipe call for water? The basic simple syrup is 1 part water to 1 part sugar. Sugar can be doubled for a thicker, near-saturated syrup that is stable. 1:1 is usual bar strength syrup, 2:1 is usual pancake syrup strength. Refrigerate unused portion.

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