Mulled Simple Syrup Recipe

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Mulling Spice Simple Syrup Recipe – delicious spiced simple syrup with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, juniper, and star anise.

Perfect for cocktails, coffee, flavoring desserts, and more!

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Mulling Spice Simple Syrup

Mulling spices are delicious in Mulled Beer, Traditional French Vin Chaud, The Best Mulled Cider Ever, Ginger Mulled White Wine – but also delicious to enhance flavors in baked goods like Easy Caramel Apple Spice Cake, and Israeli Cardamom Coffee!

Simple syrup is a simple mixture of sugar and water – boiled so the sugar dissolves and is not grainy.

Simple syrup is a delicious, easy way to sweeten drinks, add flavor to cocktails and mocktails, and even flavor recipes.

You can make all sorts of different simple syrup flavors – like the juniper cardamom simple syrup we made for one of our favorite gin and tonic recipes – but for this recipe, we’re using wintery Mulling spices to being out plenty of holiday cheer!

This recipe is great for fall and winter – so bring it for Thanksgiving recipes, or Christmas parties alike!

How to Make Mulling Spice Simple Syrup

Making any flavor simple syrup is super-simple – it basically just includes boiling and stirring water.

We’re sharing our best tips to make perfect simple syrup below!

What are Mulling Spices

Mulling spices are a combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; and sometimes star anise, and cardamom – our version also includes ginger and juniper berries, as well as vanilla.

What is Simple Syrup

Simle syrup is a suspension of sugar in water that is generally made of equal parts sugar and water, and can be flavored any way you’d like! Simple syrup is a great way to flavor drinks without watering it down.

  • In a small pan, combine water, sugar, and spices.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, to dissolve sugar.
  • When sugar is fully dissolved, remove from stove and let cool.
  • Syrup can be strained if you’d like to remove any herbs that don’t dissolve completely.
  • Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Tips to Perfect Simple Syrup and FAQs

Add more or less flavor as needed – this recipe is meant to work as a base for your simple syrup. If you’d like a very strong spiced flavor, double the amounts of spices called for in the recipe.

For a lighter spiced flavor, double the water and sugar.

Dried fruit peels can be added for more festive flavor, and peppercorns can be added for a bit of a kick. Dried cranberries (not sweetened), orange peel, grapefruit peel, or apples are all traditional in mulling spices.

Pre-made mulling spices can be used in this recipe – use 2 teaspoons.

FAQs

How long can simple syrup last?

We recommend storing simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

Other Mulled Drinks You’ll Love

If you love the flavors of this mulled simple syrup, be sure to check out our other mulled recipes:

You can find the rest of our drinks recipe index, including hot chocolate, and other drinks, here.

Mulling Spice Simple Syrup Recipe

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Mulled Simple Syrup Recipe

Mulling Spice Simple Syrup Recipe – delicious spiced simple syrup with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, juniper, and star anise.
Perfect for cocktails, coffee, flavoring desserts, and more!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, coffee, flavor, mulling spices, simple syrup, spices, syrup
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 79kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • 1-2 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon juniper berries
  • ¼ vanilla bean
  • 3-4 star anise pods

Instructions

  • In a small pan, combine water, sugar, and spices.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, to dissolve sugar.
  • When sugar is fully dissolved, remove from stove and let cool.
  • Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 20g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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