Use this infused sweetener to make the Five-Spice Margarita.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the cinnamon stick, peppercorns, star anise pods, cloves and ginger. Bring back to a boil and stir in the salt. Add the agave nectar and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Strain the syrup into a large jar, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.