Orange Simple Syrup – a simple syrup flavoured with orange and mildly spiced with cinnamon and star anise. The orange flavoured simple syrup adds a great flavour and really makes a difference to your drinks and cakes.
Homemade syrups such as this orange syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup and pineapple ginger syrup are so easy to make at home and are way better than store-bought syrups that are loaded with artificial flavours and additives.
Check out orange cauliflower made with fresh orange juice.
Orange syrup recipe variations
Add a little bit of grated ginger to add a spicy touch to the syrup.
Orange zest makes a great addition. Essential oils present in orange zest release the exotic orange fragrance and add an extra aromatic flavour to the syrup.
Swap brown sugar for white sugar to make the syrup healthier. However, the colour could turn brown almost like caramel syrup.
How to use orange syrup?
Use this orange syrup to flavour the cocktail or as a sweetener to boost orange flavour.
Add it to tea or coffee to enhance and add an extra flavour.
It adds a bold flavour to herbal tea such as hibiscus tea, fresh mint tea, lemongrass ginger tea and turmeric ginger cinnamon tea.
It makes a great sweetener and flavour enhancer for iced tea such as iced green tea, iced london fog and cold coffee.
Put syrup in an ice cube tray and store it in the freezer. Add it to soda or plain water to infuse citrus flavour.
Add it to cake layers to keep them moist and infuse orange flavour.
Use it as a fruit salad dressing to make your salad extraordinary and exotic.
How to store simple syrup?
Once the syrup is made, allow it to cool down to room temperature and then store it in a clean, dry airtight glass container.
The thickness of the syrup determines its shelf life of the syrup. This is not a kind of old-fashioned thick simple syrup which lasts for around 2 months.
This is a quick syrup recipe with 2:1 liquid-to-sugar ratio. It results in light syrup that has a shelf life of a maximum of 3 weeks when stored in an airtight glass bottle in a fridge.
Liquid: I've used fresh orange juice and water.
Sweetener: White sugar has been used here. Feel free to substitute it with brown sugar.
Spices: Cinnamon and star anise are used to infuse warm and mildly spicy flavour and lovely aroma.
How to make orange simple syrup?
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Keep stirring regularly.
Once the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool completely.
Store the syrup in an airtight glass bottle in a fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Use this orange-infused simple syrup for drinks of your choice.
Use half a cinnamon stick if you don’t like the strong flavour.
You can use more orange juice to get an intense orange flavour. However, reduce water quantity to maintain 2:1 liquid to sugar ratio.
To make a thick and rich syrup, use 1:1 sugar to liquid ratio.
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Orange Simple Syrup
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 Star Anise
- Before you get started, scroll up a little and watch a quick recipe video.
- Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for extra info and help.
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves stirring regularly.1 cup Orange Juice, 1 cup Water, 1 cup Sugar, 1 stick Cinnamon, 1 Star Anise
- Once the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool down to room temperature.
- Store the syrup in an airtight container in a fridge.
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wow... the syrup sounds very refreshing... and your clicks are amazing!