Make 3 Infused Simple Syrup Recipes To Gift + Enjoy

Level up your at-home bartending skills and craft these syrups in minutes. Then bottle them as cute gifts because sharing is caring.

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December 18, 2020
Saucepan Near Jars of Orange Peels, Mint, Cinnamon Sticks and Sugar

Infused Simple Syrup 3 Ways

Level up your at-home bartending skills with these recipes from HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins. To make, you will need white sugar, water, orange peels, mint leaves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, airtight glass bottles and a small saucepan.

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Photo by: A.V. Perkins

A.V. Perkins

Holiday movies are streaming and the temps are dipping, which makes it the perfect time to cozy up with a fun, festive drink. Skip the candy cane garnish and make these citrus, cinnamon and mint simple syrup recipes with HGTV Handmade’s A.V. Perkins. Then get crafty and make a few bottled batches for someone special.

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A.V. Perkins adds razzle-dazzle to one of her favorite, easy-to-make gifts.

Note: Infused simple syrup has a shelf life of 1-2 weeks when kept in the refrigerator.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Simmering Saucepan of Cinnamon Sticks, Sugar and Water

Infused Simple Syrup 3 Ways: Cinnamon

Level up your at-home bartending skills with these recipes from HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins. To make, you will need white sugar, water, orange peels, mint leaves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, airtight glass bottles and a small saucepan.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: A.V. Perkins

A.V. Perkins

Ingredients + Tools

  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine four cinnamon sticks with one part water and one part sugar in a small saucepan (Image 1). Boil until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently (Image 2). Remove from heat and allow the simple syrup to steep for 30 minutes. Once cool, remove cinnamon sticks and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour into an airtight glass bottle (Image 3). Now add this cute, printable label to the bottle and gift to a sweet friend. Tip: Add a splash of cinnamon simple syrup to coffee or drizzle it on a stack of warm pancakes.

Orange Simple Syrup

Boiling Saucepan of Orange Peels, Sugar and Water on Cooking Table

Infused Simple Syrup 3 Ways: Orange

Level up your at-home bartending skills with these recipes from HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins. To make, you will need white sugar, water, orange peels, mint leaves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, airtight glass bottles and a small saucepan.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: A.V. Perkins

A.V. Perkins

  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • small saucepan

Combine a handful of orange peels from one orange with one part water and one part sugar in a small saucepan (Image 1). Boil until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently (Image 2). Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to steep for 30 minutes. Once cool, remove the orange peels and pour into an airtight glass bottle (Image 3). Now add this cute, printable label to the bottle and gift to a sweet friend. Tip: Brush orange simple syrup onto holiday cookies to create an instant sugary glaze.

Mint Simple Syrup

Simmering Saucepan of Mint Leaves, Sugar and Water

Infused Simple Syrup 3 Ways: Mint

Level up your at-home bartending skills with these recipes from HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins. To make, you will need white sugar, water, orange peels, mint leaves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, airtight glass bottles and a small saucepan.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: A.V. Perkins

A.V. Perkins

Ingredients + Tools

  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • small saucepan

Combine a handful of fresh mint leaves with one part water and one part sugar in a small saucepan (Image 1). Boil until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently (Image 2). Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to steep for 30 minutes. Remove the mint leaves and pour into an airtight glass bottle (Image 3). Now add this cute, printable label to the bottle and gift to a sweet friend. Tip: Add a refreshing twist to cocktails and mocktails with this mint simple syrup.

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