How Do I Use Syrups In Cocktail Recipes?
First and foremost, you need to understand the basic rules to mix syrups with alcohol. There are two main factors that you need to consider:
- The color, that is what gives your drink a particular mood or theme; you ought to pay particular attention to colors when you mix syrups with spirits, such as whiskey or rum, that are also colored: in this case, make sure these colors are chromatically compatible;
- The taste, which depends on how appropriate the alcoholic base/syrup combination is. Hence also the suitability of that specific cocktail for the different moments of day and night.
Although there are several more ingredients that can be used as cocktail colorings, such as spirits, creams, fruit juices or even milk and dairy products, as well as ice cream for long drinks, whenever you can or have to make a choice among all of these options, syrups are the one that enables less wasting, because they have a longer shelf life and are very easy to use. Moreover, they reduce the issues connected with the stocking up of fresh ingredients, allowing you to produce a complete range of flavors regardless of the season you’re in.
Our Ideas For Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks With Syrups
Here are 5 simple alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktail recipes with syrups, as well as with slush mixes and toppings, from Gelatitalia’s catalog:
- The orange syrup and strawberry syrup in our line of slush mixes can make a simple, yet scrumptious base for a non-alcoholic drink: mix 375 ml of the former with 50 ml of the latter and 250 ml of iced fizzy water, then pour the mix onto a strawberry purée and ice. Top it off with fruits of the same color: amber tones to match a summer sunset on the beach!
- Our kiwi topping is quite the perfect companion for an alternative twist on the very famous Caipiroska: follow the same procedure, but replace strawberries with kiwis and add syrup to make it sweeter. Cold hues and peppy taste for a very elegant cocktail menu.
- Another twist on a much appreciated classic is the wild berries mojito that you can make by using our wild berries syrup. For a non-alcoholic version, use tonic water instead of white rum and seltzer.
- How about a frozen cocktail instead? If you have a slush machine, you could try our flavored slush mixes or a neutral slush mix as bases for signature drinks such as frozen margarita. Perfect for such a scorching hot summer as the one we’re facing!
- For your rum-based cocktails, Mai Tai are a refreshing choice that can be turned into a frozen cocktail using our almond slush mix. Unique flavor, Italian quality ingredients and exotic flavor.
Still unsure about what to add to your beverage menu? You can find a lot more ideas in our catalog: get inspiration from our site and reach out to us for support to find the best options for your bar.