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Handcrafted simple syrups are an easy, thoughtful gift that will jazz up any cocktail, latte, or dessert recipe. Try these three cocktail recipes with your homemade simple syrups. These recipes can also be enjoyed without the alcohol for a delicious mocktail.

Pomegranate Martini
Serves 2

  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. pomegranate simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • dash of Cointreau

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Serve with a lime wedge.

Cranberry Orange Fizz
Serves 2

  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. cranberry orange simple syrup
  • sparkling water

Combine all ingredients, aside from sparkling water, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Pour into two glasses, top with sparkling water and gently stir.

Spiced Cider
Serves 2

  • 5 oz. apple cider
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon-clove simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Serve with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.