Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Burnt Sugar Syrup Cocktail

     Burnt Sugar adds a really nice flavor to a cocktail.  It puts a caramelly rich sweetness to the cocktail that plain sugar doesn't have.   I'm doing some experiments with Burnt Sugar Syrup that is proving to be very interesting.  The Burnt Sugar Daiquiri is my favorite so far, but  there are so many other possibilities where you can replace simple syrup with burnt sugar syrup to add depth to a cocktail.   Give this a try, it is easy to make and really adds to the flavor.    Adds a little something to a T-Punch as well. 

Bahama Bob’s Burnt Sugar Daiquiri
  • 2 ½ oz. White Rum
  • ¾ oz. Burnt Sugar Syrup
  • Juice of ½ Lime

Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake until chilled.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.

Bahama Bob’s Burnt Sugar Syrup

  • ½ cup of sugar in the raw
  • ½ cup water

Place sugar into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat (275 deg.) without stirring until sugar begins to melt around the edges.  Stir the mixture until the mixture is all melted and a nice dark brown color.
Remove from the heat and very slowly add water while stirring, caramel will seize as water is added.   Cook over medium heat and stirring continuously until smooth.  This will take about 5 minutes. 
Transfer to a suitable container and shill in refrigerator until cooled.