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Sugar Syrup Recipe
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If your schnapps or vodka infusion is too weak-flavoured you can enhance the flavours by adding a little, little bit of sugar.

Sugar is a great flavour enhancer.

You can add the sugar directly, but because sugar is more soluble in water than in alcohol, it's usually better to make a simple sugar syrup and add it to your infusion little by little.

Never use artificial sweeteners - NEVER! You will ruin the taste.

Sugar Syrup Recipe


  • 1 part white, granulated sugar
  • 2 parts water
  • A little lemon juice


  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan.
  • Cover it and slowly heat over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Do NOT boil.
  • Add a little lemon juice to prevent crystallization.
  • Let the sugar syrup cool to room temperature.

Add the sugar syrup to your infusion. Little by little, until it suits your taste.

Leave the infusion for a couple of days to settle - in a dark place at room temperature.

Then taste it again, it might need some more sugar syrup.