I came up with the idea of making a Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup, that could be used as a mixer in drinks, or to provide a base for a sorbet!
This Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup is so easy and quick and adds a crazy amount of fresh strawberry flavour to whatever you add it too.
This Strawberry Sorbet with Gin & Tonic is an elegant adult dessert, that is also very refreshing, see Franklin’s Drinks Review
Recipe: Makes 300ml Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Remove the green hull and cut the strawberries in halves or quarters, depending how big they are.
- Place the strawberries into a large, heavy based saucepan and cover with water.
- Add the sugar and place the saucepan on a high heat.
- Allow the strawberries to come to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
- Cook the strawberries for a further 20 minutes until the volume is almost halved.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Line a sieve with muslin cloth or kitchen towels (ones that won’t disintegrate – like Plenty) and place on top of a large bowl.
- Pour the strawberry mixture through the sieve.
- IMPORTANT – do not push or stir the mixture in the sieve, this will cause it to become cloudy, we want a beautiful, clear, red rose coloured syrup.
- When all the juice has dripped through, remove the sieve from the bowl. The strawberries are very tasty as a breakfast topping to plain yoghurt.
- Pour the beautifully clear, red liquid into a jug.
Store the Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup in a bottle with a lid, in the fridge.
Enjoy the beautiful, intense flavour of strawberries in this syrup.
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