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Article: Cocktail with homemade simple syrup with fir and aronia

Cocktail de sirop simple de sapin et d'aronia sauvage

Cocktail with homemade simple syrup with fir and aronia

Awaken your senses with a homemade fir and aronia simple syrup cocktail that is out of the ordinary!

Let yourself be guided through creating a simple syrup that will tantalize your taste buds. This syrup, infused with boreal flavors of balsam fir and aronia berry, is the perfect base for a refreshing cocktail that will transport you to the heart of the Quebec forest.

Crushed aronia berry seen up close

Ingredients for the fir and aronia simple syrup:

Simple Syrup Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours (or overnight)
  3. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve, cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove solids.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and set aside in the refrigerator.

Ingredients to make the fir and aronia cocktail

Homemade simple syrup will generally keep for up to 2 months in the refrigerator, as long as it is stored in an airtight container.

If you used fresh ingredients (fir shoots and aronia berries), it is best to consume it within 2 to 3 weeks to fully benefit from its optimal flavor. Be sure to check the appearance and smell of the syrup before using it. If it shows signs of mold or an unpleasant odor, it is best to throw it away.

A cocktail that sings of the forest

Now that you've created your homemade syrup, it's time to make the cocktail. This simple recipe highlights the complex flavors of balsam fir syrup and aronia, creating a drink that is both refreshing and sophisticated.

Hand pouring Harrington sparkling water into cocktail

Ingredients for the cocktail (per glass):

  • 15-30 ml (1-2 tbsp.) fir and aronia simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 45 ml (1.5 oz) unflavored gin
  • Harrington Sparkling Water with Juniper Berries
  • Ice cubes

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. Fill half a glass with ice cubes
  2. Add the fir and aronia simple syrup and the gin
  3. Top off with Harrington Juniper Berry Sparkling Water
  4. Stir gently to mix
  5. Enjoy your homemade cocktail, ideal for an aperitif or an evening with friends!

Woman holding a glass of aronia and fir cocktail

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can adjust the amount of syrup according to your preference for a more or less sweet drink.
  • For an even more festive touch, garnish your cocktail with a fir branch and sprinkle with aronia berries .
  • Feel free to experiment with other ingredients, like fresh herbs or seasonal fruits, to personalize your cocktail.

With this simple and delicious recipe, you will impress your guests and add a touch of boreal magic to your evenings. Health!

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