Syrups are a thick liquid that primarily consists of a solution of sugar in water. They can be added to drinks and cooking to improve the flavour.
There are two main types of syrup used in drinks and cooking, simple syrup and flavoured syrup.
A simple syrup is often used by bartenders to sweeten cocktails. It is typically made of a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. It is also common for simple syrup to be used in cooking and baking.
A flavoured syrup is often used to make flavoured drinks and cocktails. Often they are infused simple syrups, and can be infused with herbs, spices and aromatics.
It is common to use syrups in drinks. Some easy ways to incorporate them into drinks include:
You can get creative when it comes to adding syrups to food:
Whether you’re using syrups in cooking, cocktails or just to drink, it’s great to have some on hand and ready to go. We’ve outlined our favourite syrups that are super versatile.
Grenadine is a popular syrup often used in cocktails. It’s usually used to add a distinctive red colour to drinks. It’s a great one to have on hand, as it is a frequently used syrup in a range of cocktail recipes.
Simple sugar syrup is used to sweeten not just cocktails, but baking too, and having it ready and on-hand will make your life a lot easier. It will save you time from having to make it yourself, and can be used in a range of recipes.
A common flavour, raspberry syrup is a delicious tart fruit syrup that can be added to a variety of cocktail recipes. It helps to add depth to a cocktail and is incredibly versatile. You could even add it to some ice cream.
If you’re looking for ways to use syrups, take a look at some of our favourite recipes and give them a go yourself.
Method : Add your lime wedges, raspberries, raspberry syrup and Williamine into a mojito glass and mix. Add your mint leaves, crushed ice, and top with lemonade. Decorate with fresh raspberries and mint.
Method : Mix together your plain flour, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and caramel syrup in a bowl until you have a smooth batter. Leave to rest for 30 minutes, then heat a frying pan over a medium heat with a little extra vegetable oil. Once hot, cook your pancakes for around 1 minute on each side (be careful when you flip!). Finish with your favourite toppings
Method : Fill a glass with lemonade, top with a splash of strawberry syrup, and decorate with a fresh strawberry.
At Morand, we have created a range of fruit syrups that contain 30% real fruit juice. Our focus is on creating tasty syrup choices, and these are particularly great for children and families. These real fruit syrups are delicious added to water to make tasty drinks for children, but of course, you can still add them to cooking or cocktail recipes too.
We believe syrups shouldn’t be full of unnatural ingredients, which is why in our Bio syrup range we use natural and organic ingredients. We take delicious, fresh fruit and combine it with organic cane sugar, to create a healthy organic syrup.