Spiced Simple Syrup

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This easy spiced up simple syrup can be used in cocktails or mocktails or in other desserts. It is even great in tea or coffee in place of other sweeteners.

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  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • orange peel from one orange
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


Put a cinnamon stick, four lightly crushed cardamom pods, and the peel of a well-washed orange or a tangerine in a heavy saucepan with
a cup of water and a cup of sugar (white or demerara).

Slowly bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Cool, then strain through a fine sieve. Can be stored, tightly covered, in a jar in the refrigerator for several weeks.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (February/March 2013) - Subscribe Now