Simple syrups are a great way to add flavor and sweetness to drinks, coffee or fruit salads. A simple syrup is a water-sugar mixture that is infused with spices, herbs, or citrus. The flavors and combinations are endless.
This syrup is a favorite of mine. It is infused with cinnamon and star anise and is delicious drizzled over a bowl of fresh fruit.
Simple syrups are so easy to make. Read on for the Cinnamon-Anise Simple Syrup recipe.
A blend of water and sugar infused with the warm flavors of cinnamon and star anise.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
Add water and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat to dissolve sugar.
While heating, add in the cinnamon stick and star anise. When the mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool, allowing the syrup to infuse with the cinnamon and anise.
When cool, strain into a jar and store in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep 3-4 weeks.
This recipe yields about 3/4 cup of syrup.