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Jalapeno Simple Syrup

5 from 7 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Steeping Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 tablespoons
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Lauren

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 Jalapenos medium

Instructions

  • Slice up your jalapeños. Set aside.
  •  In a small saucepan, add your water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once boiling, add in your sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Lower the heat to low and add in your sliced jalapeños and steep for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow the jalapeños to steep in the syrup mixture for 10-15 minutes, testing every 5 minutes for the desired level of spiciness.
  • Once the syrup is to your liking, drain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a month.

Notes

The typical ratio of simple syrup is 1:1 for sugar to water. For this recipe, I like to use a 3:2 ratio for sugar to water. This ensures that the syrup will be sweet enough for the drinks without the drinks becoming too spicy to enjoy.
I choose a blend of 1 part brown sugar to 2 parts white sugar for this simple syrup. The brown sugar gives the syrup a subtle caramel flavour that works incredibly well with the use of jalapeños.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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