ROOT 23 Simple Syrups have taken our cocktail and mocktails to new levels. We started using ROOT 23 Simple Syrups in early 2021 for several reasons and we truly can’t decide which flavor we love the best.
Simple Syrup from Scratch
Simple syrups are a super easy way to change up and add some sweetness and flavor to any cocktail or mocktail. Even though simple syrups are super easy to make, they are very messy!
We made a delicious homemade simple syrup recipe for the holidays last year and we sure did make a mess. If you’ve been in this community for a while, you know that we’re pretty messy in the kitchen anyway, but making a simple syrup from scratch took messy to a whole new level.
After cleaning up a whole lot of stickiness, we vowed to never make another simple syrup from scratch again and to find a good, flavorful simple syrup to use in our cocktails and cocktails.
Needless to say, when we found ROOT 23 Simple Syrups we were beyond excited. We just knew their high quality simple syrups with unique flavors were going to elevate our bubbly beverages.
Why Root 23 Simple Syrups?
I realize that simple syrups are basically liquid sugar and you know I don’t like overly sweet drinks, so I was thrilled when I found ROOT 23 because their simple syrups are all-natural, very clean and made in small batches.
Specializing in the farm to cocktail movement, ROOT 23 makes it super simple to add their syrup to a cocktail or mocktail recipe and feel good about it too.
When we received the first round of flavors, we were really excited because they are not overly sweet and added great flavor to our bubbly beverages. The more flavors we tried, the more we were in love.
ROOT 23 Simple Syrup Flavors
Our goal was to create 1 mocktail and 1 cocktail using the simple syrup flavors, but if you’ve been a part of this community for a while, you’ve likely seen behind the seen of the organized chaos that takes place on cocktail/mocktail making day.
Needless to say, once we created on delicious bubbly beverage, we just continued creating more and more.
Simple syrup is an easy way to add flavor to your drink…the easiest way really. And these unique flavors will really take your cocktails and mocktail to another level without having to buy a whole lot of extra ingredients.
Pear rosemary definitely made us think of the holiday season, although honestly would be so great anytime. We had so much fun using fresh rosemary and pears to create the cocktails and mocktails with this simple syrup. We also made a delicious sangria with this simple syrup as well.
When we started to create bubbly beverages with cherry almond, we thought we were going one direction and were very pleasantly surprised at the flavors when we added ingredients like peach purée in the cocktail and apple cider in the mocktail.
TIP: To make the peach purée,
- 3-4 slices of fresh or frozen peaches
- 2-3 T Water, Vodka or Bubbly.
Blend ingredients together to reach icy-like consistency.
The key here is always to add less water than you think you need because it’s super easy to add more water to get to the consistency you want, but if you add too much water to begin with, you’ll be adding more peaches to get to the consistency you want.
Vanilla ginger is another simple syrup that gave us all the holiday vibes. Such a good flavor for all the fall/winter holidays.
I definitely called in my favorite habanero/jalapeño lovers to help me with this simple syrup because habanero is not a flavor I love. And I wish I would have recorded their facial expressions when they tried their cocktail/mocktail creations with this flavor. They definitely stole this simple syrup from my refrigerator to make more at their own home.
Grapefruit is one of my most favorite flavors. In fact, you probably know that if I’m going to have a mimosa, it’s always a grapefruit mimosa. So, I was so excited for this simple syrup and I am pretty sure we created some of the best cocktail and sangria recipes with this flavor.
Blueberry mint was a flavor we tried around the 4th of July, so we were thinking all about pitcher drinks like sangrias. And simple syrup makes it so much easier to stir and blend those flavors. The mint in this makes it super refreshing, the perfect summer drink.
We used maple cinnamon simple syrup in everything from our most surprising bubbly cocktail creation to breakfast foods and baked goods.
Cranberry Apple Spice
One of their new flavors that we codlin’t be more excited about. You know we love to add frozen cranberries to our holiday drinks to keep them cold so what better syrup to add more flavor to your holiday beverage than cranberry + apple + spice! The hint of spice adds so much flavor to these beverages.
Yuzu citrus is their other new flavor. And here’s an interesting side note, I typically don’t like citrus. Yes, I often garnish with lemon or lime and squeeze some into my drinks, but that is the extent of my love for citrus. But this is so very good! It’s a very refreshing flavor that will absolutely make the perfect summer drinks.
Simple Syrup Tips
- Take your traditional mocktails and add a ROOT 23 Simple Syrup. For example: Kiddie cocktail (7up and grenadine) and replace that grenadine with the 1-2 T of cherry almond simple syrup. It will be a lot less sugary and just as tasty.
- When you’re making a drink for a crowd, like a sangria, that calls for sugar, simple syrup will make mixing it so much easier.
- Simple syrup is one of those ingredients that can be easily flexed to your taste, double it for a sweeter, more flavorful drink or you can cut it in half.
- Simple syrup is also a great way to add some flavor to baked goods. In fact, we took some of the Maple Cinnamon Simple Syrup and added it to our french toast casserole recipe.
Buy ROOT 23 Simple Syrups
So many people have asked me, “If you could pick just one simple syrup, which would it be?” And I can’t answer that. There’s so many good ones that make a great addition to any recipe. And lucky for you, you don’t have to choose just one either.
They have so many variety pack options that will allow you to try all your favorite flavors. And what’s even better, ROOT 23 will give you 10% off your order using code BUBBLY at checkout.
Bubbly Cocktails and Mocktails
We made so many bubbly cocktails and mocktails using ROOT 23 Simple Syrups and shared them in a number of places.
- Bubbly Side of Life on Instagram has a Root 23 Highlight bubble and also some additional recipes in the feed.
- Bubbly Side of Life on Pinterest is an easy way to find and organize all the bubbly mocktails and cocktails you want to make or the ones that you have already made and love.
- ROOT 23’s website also has a section of cocktails and mocktails.
We share so many bubbly recipes on our website under the Bubbly Recipes drop down menu on the blog.