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Black Pepper Syrup

  • SERVINGS: Makes about 8 ounces
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Use this flavored syrup to make The Loser cocktail.

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  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup coarsely cracked black peppercorns
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add sugar and stir over moderately high heat until dissolved. Add black peppercorns and let stand off the heat for 20 minutes. Strain the syrup into a jar, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.