Portland Syrups Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

The simple syrup that tastes anything but simple!

A whole lot of cocktail recipes call for sugar, which is usually added in the form of simple syrup. It’s easy enough to make —  boil equal parts sugar and water and put the results in the fridge — and it’s sold in most supermarkets. It’s perfectly adequate for your mixed drink needs… but once you’ve tried Portland Syrups’ Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, which you’ll find in this box, you’ll be finished with “adequate” forever.

Their "rich" simple syrup (meaning it’s a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water) is a perfect blend of brown sugar and farm-direct organic cane sugar.  The flavor of the cane sugar complements  the molasses from the brown sugar to create a complex and  delicious simple syrup. It’s all natural, with no artificial anything added. The only ingredients are organic cane sugar, brown sugar, and water. Brewed by hand in Oregon, the syrup is extra concentrated, so this 12-ounce bottle goes a long way. Espresso martini recipes typically call for 1/2 ounce of simple syrup, so in this case we recommend starting out with 1/4 ounce and adding more from there if so desired. Of course, you’re not going to want to save this syrup exclusively for espresso martinis. It’s perfect for sweetening morning coffee and iced tea (it makes a killer Southern-style sweet tea), and the light molasses notes add a new dimension of flavor to classic cocktails like Old Fashioneds, sours and juleps. It’s even great for cooking, whether you’re baking desserts or adding a sweet glaze to meats.

Portland Syrups has been around since 2012, with a mission of making delicious syrups and doing so with integrity. They brew, bottle, label, box, and ship from their facility in northeast Portland, Oregon, where raw ingredients come in and finished goods go out. They choose glass packaging and concentrates over ready-to-drink single serve packages in order to reduce the overall footprint of the beverage industry. They (and we) encourage you to reuse or recycle your bottle once it’s done. And we also encourage you to take a look at their ever-evolving line of syrups, bitters, and cocktail/mocktail recipes. Visit them at portlandsyrups.com.