Dazed and confused? Not me. I’m just Lost in the Cheese Aisle.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Those of us who enjoy the occasional Mixed Tipple are familiar with this stuff:

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup!

It’s just sugar and water, but it finds its way into a whole host of Grown-Up Beverages, not least of which is the Sazerac Cocktail.

I saw these bottles on the shelf at our local Stupid-Market. What got my attention, though, was the price. $4.99 for a twelve-ounce bottle of sugar-water! Yeef!

At the risk of being labeled a cheapskate, I will happily tell you that there is No Fucking Way I would spend $4.99 on a bottle of simple syrup. Not when I can make it myself with fifty cents’ worth of ingredients.

Lookee: Take a cup of white granulated sugar and a cup of water. Put them together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil just long enough for the sugar to dissolve. Cool and store in the vessel of your choice.

Now take all the money you saved - at least $4.50 - and put it in a jar. Do this a few times and you’ve saved enough for a nice bottle of rye whiskey... or single malt Scotch.


Teresa said...

I didn't know they sold Simple Syrup pre-packaged although I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Good grief!

As for the price - considering the price for a bottle of water that part doesn't surprise me. heh.

Randy Rager said...

Or a bottle of Booker's, the King of All Bourbons.