Pink peppercorn apple simple syrup is made with just a few ingredients. This apple simple syrup is the perfect thing to place on your bar cart for the Fall season. It is made with just a few ingredients, including pink peppercorns and passion fruit tea. Yep, the tea gives it a lovely pink tint! The apples provide just a touch of flavor. This can also be added to your coffee if you love it sweet.
Ingredients you will need for Pink Peppercorn Apple Simple Syrup:
- Red Apples (We use Pink Lady or Fuji)
- Passion Fruit or Hibiscus Tea Bag
- Pink Peppercorn
This recipe calls for a higher water vs sugar ratio, as I like a less sweet syrup for our cocktails. If your prefer a sweeter version go ahead and up the sugar to equal the water. Choose any apples you would like, but stick to red tart apples for this recipe, as they amp up the flavor more than a sweeter apple would.
- 4 small or 2 medium size red apples
- 4 tablespoons pink peppercorns
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
Instructions for Pink Peppercorn Apple Simple Syrup:
Core and seed the apples, leaving the skin on. Slice thin, and then chop. Getting thinner pieces is important so that you get the flavor into the syrup, rather than having the sugar and water soak into the apples. Place apples in a saucepan.
Add sugar and water to the apples, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 5 minutes. It is fine to simmer for 10. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of the peppercorns. Add the tea bag, and make sure it goes into the syrup, so it can impart the bright color. If you want a richer color, use 2 teabags. Allow syrup to steep for 10 minutes.
Remove the teabag and discard. Pour the syrup thru a colander, over a strainer. Now using a flexible spatula, press down to remove as much of the syrup. After I do this once, I pour thru the strainer one more time. Allow syrup to cool.
Store syrup in an air tight bottle. This will keep for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Pro tip from a Lauren at Bonappeteach.com:
Add a splash of vodka to help your simple syrup last longer in the fridge! She has some amazing sugar free recipes for simple syrups that you will have to check out!