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Whiskey and White Peppercorn Syrup

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 cup
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  4. 16 whole white peppercorns
  5. 1 tablespoon Irish whiskey, Cognac or bourbon
  6. 1/4 cup finely slivered lemon zest
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean; add the seeds and bean to the pan along with the peppercorns. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Add the whiskey and lemon zest and simmer for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then strain.
Notes One-Quarter Cup Calories 48kcal, Carbohydrate 10 gm. Serve With Oranges, bananas and cherries.