Your ultimate guide to syrups

What are syrups?

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.

How can you use syrups?


It is common to use syrups in drinks. Some easy ways to incorporate them into drinks include:

  • Cocktails - add flavoured syrups to cocktails to enhance the taste or add some colour to your drink
  • Water - add a fruit syrup to water to create a tasty drink that can be great for children and adults alike


You can get creative when it comes to adding syrups to food:

  • Baking - simple syrup is often used in baking to sweeten desserts, but flavoured syrups can also be experimented with to add new flavours to dishes
  • Condiment - Try a drizzle of a flavoured syrup on top of a cake or ice cream for an extra flavour kick

Top 3 more versatile syrups

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 syrup

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 syrup

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.

Raspberry syrup

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.

Our favourite recipes

If you’re looking for ways to use syrups, take a look at some of our favourite recipes and give them a go yourself.

Raspberry mojito with raspberry syrup


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.

Caramel pancakes with caramel syrup


  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • Dash of caramel syrup
  • Toppings to serve

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

Strawberry lemonade with strawberry syrup


  • Lemonade
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Fresh strawberry for decoration

Method : Fill a glass with lemonade, top with a splash of strawberry syrup, and decorate with a fresh strawberry.

About Morand syrups

High in fruit

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.

Naturally organic

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.

Ready to get experimenting with syrups?

If you’re feeling inspired, then go ahead and get experimenting. We have a fantastic range of fruit syrups, barman syrups and more to buy online.