How Can I Make a Jack Daniels or Whiskey Simple Syrup?

published Feb 26, 2010
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Q: I’d like to make a variation on Shirley Temple cupcakes, and recreate them as Jack & Gingers. My husband adores this drink.

I am looking for any thoughts on how I might go about creating a Jack Daniels simple syrup. One recipe I found suggested adding a shot to a standard simple syrup recipe, but I just don’t think that will have the amount of Jack flavor I am hoping for.

Sent by Sara

Editor: Sara, that cupcake recipe looks great! We would try adding some whiskey to your water and sugar and simmering them all down together into a syrup, but we’re not sure on the proportions to use.

Readers, have you ever made a liquor-flavored simple syrup?

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