Get Into Liqueurs With This Really Sweet Sugar Syrup Recipe

GETTING THE right sugar syrup recipe can make all the difference when you’re making your liqueur from the Global Flavours Liqueur Essences range.

“Everyone knows how to make a basic sugar syrup,” says Global Flavours spirit essences tastemeister, Keith Emms.

“You just add water to 370 grams of white sugar until it reaches 500ml, then hit it with the blender,” says Keith.

But when you’re making a liqueur, a little more finesse is required.

“For a little more flavour, replace the white sugar with Raspadura sugar or even coconut nectar from a health food store,” says Keith.

“And if you want to cut the carbs, replace the sugar with NatVia, from most supermarkets.

“It’s made from Stevia, but it’s as sweet as sugar and has no after taste.”

Keith also has a few customisations tailored to each Global Flavours liqueur.

“For Melon Midori, use melon juice or pineapple juice instead of water,” he says.

“For Espresso, replace the water with cold black coffee, and for Calypso Coconut, use coconut cream instead of water.”


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  1. How much melon essence fir midori and is a sugar syrup required can’t seem to find how it’s made

  2. G’day Karen
    Instructions for liqueurs are on the product label and more detailed instructions are bottom left in the flyer we include with every order.
    If you still have any issues feel free to voicemail me 0414 955 743 and I’ll call you back

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