Ginger-Chili infused Simple Syrup

Simple syrups are used to sweeten cocktails or mocktails. Usually, they consist of fifty percent sugar and fifty percent water. It’s as simple as that, hence the name. Not only do they sweeten your drinks, dissolving easily into whatever your mixing, they provide an opportunity to add great flavor. Mint. Ginger. Cinnamon. Whatever you like. Simply allow the mixture to steep, much like tea, and you’re ready to go.


1 cup plain white sugar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 inch ginger sliced into quarter-inch rounds


Mix sugar and water together into a small pot. Over high heat, bring to a slight boil,  then add ginger and cayenne pepper and remove from heat. Whisk until sugar has dissolved and let steep and cool for about twenty minutes. Use in cocktails or juice blends for a spicy-sweet kick!