Simple Syrup

Xanthan Simple Syrup

To give a luxurious silky texture to cocktails, this simple syrup (a syrup made by dissolving sugar in water) is thickened slightly with xanthan gum.

Creole Old-Fashioned

This variation on a classic old-fashioned calls for Cognac and dark rum in place of whiskey, and uses simple syrup thickened with xanthan gum for a silky texture.