10 DIY Flavored Syrups

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By F&W Editors Posted February 03, 2015

While simple syrup is certainly the most useful syrup (and the easiest to make thanks to this quick video) it isn’t the only one you need to know. Here, 10 flavored syrups to stock up on for the greatest cocktails and desserts ever.

While simple syrup is certainly the most useful syrup (and the easiest to make thanks to this quick video) it isn’t the only one you need to know. Here, 10 flavored syrups to stock up on for the greatest cocktails and desserts ever.

1. Perfect Blueberry Syrup 
This versatile, ultra-fruity syrup is delicious swirled into yogurt, brushed on grilled duck or in sparkling wine.

2. Juniper Syrup 
Mixed with sparkling water, this syrup is a great way to make a mocktail take on a gin and tonic.

3. Rosemary Syrup 
Super-simple and wonderfully aromatic, this syrup is great in punches and gin fizzes.

4. Ginger-Mint Syrup 
Two classic cocktail flavors come together in this syrup.

5. Sour Cherry Syrup 
Actress Madhur Jaffrey likes to mix this sweet-tart syrup with seltzer for DIY soda.

6. Red Wine Syrup 
Made simply with red wine and sugar, this syrup is delicious in cocktail or poured onto ice cream.

7. Ginger-Habanero Syrup 
Give cocktails a spicy, warming kick with this easy syrup.

8. Papaya Syrup 
This complexly flavored recipe is made with papaya, pineapple, lime juice, chiles, peppercorns, allspice, cinnamon, fennel and coriander.

9. Citrus Syrup 
Give sangria a zesty kick with this recipe.

10. Lemon-Thyme Syrup 
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten upgrades lemonade with this herbaceous syrup.

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