Holiday Spice Syrup

This syrup is especially delicious in Eben Klemm's December Stormy cocktail and Spiced Red Wine Punch.

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  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 star anise pods
  • 5 allspice berries
  • Three 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped

How to make this recipe

  1. Combine the water, sugar, star anise pods, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean and seeds in a large saucepan and simmer over moderately low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the syrup and chill.

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