A few months ago, I stumbled across Natalie's lovely blog, The SoHo. She is southern girl living in New York City who has a passion for food, photography and writing. Those are three of my favorite things as well, so I was captivated by her blog when I found it! I invited her here today to share one of her recipes that I think would be make the perfect gift and the perfect drink...
Simple syrups are one of my favorite homemade gifts. They are so easy to stir up but manage to seem thoughtful and impressive once a pretty bottle is involved. Start with equal parts sugar and water and then get creative with other ingredients to infuse flavor into your syrup. Ginger and mint are two of my favorites. It's a great combination for elevating cocktails, dressing up a fruit salad, and it's a welcome addition to a glass of iced tea.
Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 tablespoon of ginger, roughly chopped
Whisk the ingredients together in a small pot over medium-high heat. Stir periodically to ensure the sugar dissolves as you bring it to a boil. Once the syrup reaches a boil, turn down heat to low and simmer for three minutes. Remove pot from heat and cover for 30 minutes. Pour through a sieve and keep refrigerated in a bottle.
Images by Natalie