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Demerara Syrup Recipe

Demerara Syrup Recipe

Demerara Syrup is a great substitute for simple syrup when using dark liquors. It adds a richer flavours and deeper darker notes that pair well with alcohols such as whisky, rum and brandy. It has a Molasses flavour profile and is quite sweet. This version is what we call a RICH syrup, meaning there is twice the amount of sugar as there is water.


  • 1 part water.
  • 2 parts Demerara (brown) sugar.


Simmer until sugars are dissolved. Chill, Bottle, Refrigerate. For REGULAR Demerara syrup, follow steps above but use: 1 part sugar 1 part water. This will result in a thinner and less rich syrup.

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