Frequently Asked Questions
What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is liquid sugar. It is made by dissolving real sugar in water so it mixes easily with beverages. It is also a staple bar ingredient, used in countless cocktail recipes.
How is simple syrup different than other syrups?
Most flavoring syrups start out as water combined with any number of substances such as imitation sugar and artificial flavor. Simple syrup starts out as sugar — real sugar — combined with water to make it liquid.
How is simple syrup used?
Countless cocktails use simple syrup as a mixer to offset any harsh flavors or acids from other ingredients. No bar is well-stocked without it. Simple syrup also mixes well with non-alcoholic beverages. It adds real sugar without the need to stir until the sugar dissolves.
What does “infused” mean?
An infusion is a liquid such as hot tea, in which botanicals have been steeped in order to extract natural flavor. Keep It Simple Syrup is infused with organic spearmint leaves, genuine cassia cinnamon sticks, ginger slices, and lemon zest – the most flavorful part of the fruit – to capture their flavor, aroma, and color.
Why cinnamon, ginger, lemon zest, and spearmint?
These are just a few of our favorite botanicals. Their flavors are both popular and versatile, making them highly useful in beverages, cocktails, savory dishes and desserts. There are plenty more we would like to add to the mix. We’d love to hear your suggestions. Click the “Contact” tab above, and send us your thoughts!
Our Sugar Cane KISS is simply an infusion of pure cane sugar in boiling water. Many recipes call for simple syrup, but do not require the addition of the flavors listed above.
What contributes to the appearance of our syrups?
Spearmint-infused Keep It Simple Syrup is made with spearmint leaves, which contain chlorophyll — the natural element in all plants that makes their leaves green. This gives it its authentic, golden color. Similarly, our ginger syrup has a lovely pale hue, and appears slightly cloudy due to particulates that hold in all of the flavor. In addition, you’ll notice separation of natural lemon oil in our lemon zest syrup – just give it a good shake! And finally, our cinnamon syrup exhibits a rich, warm copper tint which is an added bonus of steeping genuine cassia.
These attributes are evidence of authenticity; we have no need to add artificial color, or additives that would hide these characteristics.