Creating syrups is one of the easiest ways to change a cocktail recipe. Give it a slightly different taste, or change the cocktail recipe completely.
Rich demerara syrup is my favorite syrup recipe because of the flavor it adds to a drink. It adds a molasses and caramel flavor to the cocktail when it’s added to a drink.
Because these notes already exist in those spirits, you will see them used in many rum and bourbon cocktails.
Another reason I like making this recipe is that it’s just demerara, sugar, and water.