One of my favorite ways to enhance a classic margarita is by adding a bit of fruit juice. If I’m not sipping on the perfect pitcher margarita, I’m probably adding some grapefruit simple syrup or pineapple simple syrup to the mix. Enter these simple syrup fruit juices I whipped up to enhance your Cinco de Mayo!
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These simple syrups are way too easy to not adopt them for your next cocktailing need. They go beyond margaritas and I can already imagine doing this with lemon and lime to amp up our next gin & tonic situation!
Make sure you have some fun containers to serve these out of if you plan on putting together a margarita bar as we did. These are actually olive oil containers but they work perfectly for pouring juice from too.
Use this simple recipe to make a simple syrup with your favorite fruit juice to add to any cocktail.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups pure pineapple juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups pure grapefruit juice
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk sugar and pineapple or grapefruit juice together until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool before transferring to a serving bottle.
You can use this technique to create a variety of simple syrup juices to add to your cocktails. Whether you want to make a concentrated tea flavor, watermelon juice, apple juice, or more, this technique will help you add a touch of sweetness and tons of flavor.