Simple syrup is fast and easy to make at home. Infuse it with different ingredients to change the flavor completely!
Store in a sealed container for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. NOTE: regular and flavored simple syrups should be stored in this way.
Add the cinnamon stick to the regular simple syrup while boiling. Boil 3 minutes.
Remove and discard the cinnamon stick.
Add the prepared vanilla bean it to the sugar and water for the regular recipe.
Follow the regular recipe. Remove the vanilla bean after cool.
Add the fresh cranberries to the regular recipe. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Strain through a fine sieve.
Combine lavender with the sugar and water. Follow the instructions in the regular recipe.
Add the fresh mint leaves to the regular recipe. Allow to simmer 2 minutes.
Add the fresh rosemary leaves to the regular recipe. Allow to simmer 1 minute.
When cooled, strain the rosemary leaves out of the simple syrup using a fine sieve.
Add thes fresh raspberries to the base recipe. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes; smash the raspberries with a mixing spoon or whisk while simmering to break them up.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve.