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Kitchen Hack: Improvised Cocktails

How many times have you been in a situation when you are making cocktails, only to realize your recipe calls for simple syrup, but you do not have any on hand?  This kitchen hack will save you in a S4 (simple syrup shortage situation) as well as it may put a tastier twist to your already favorite libation.

Hack #9: Improvised Cocktails

Substitute the amount of simple syrup that your cocktail recipe calls for with an equal amount of jelly or syrup.  Any flavor will do: maple syrup, apricot jelly, grape jelly, agave syrup, etc.  Just be sure to choose one that will enhance or compliment the flavors of the cocktail recipe.

Here is a perfect example:

Improvised Tom Collins

  • 1.5 oz dry london gin
  • 1 oz  fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz lemon jelly (originally simple syrup)
  • club soda
  • lemon garnish

Try a variation of your own and share it with me!

Cheers!

Miniature improvised Tom Collins cocktails with lemon jelly

Miniature improvised Tom Collins cocktails with lemon jelly

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