Agave syrup is the cooked down juice of the agave, a genus of spiny, perennial plants native to Mexico. It is a more reduced, thicker and sweeter version of agave nectar. Agave syrup is moderately sweet, and can be used in place of honey.
Agave nectar is not as sweet as honey, with a delicate, floral-vegetal overtone. It lacks the midpalate breadth that honey has, and has a short finish so that it seems more transparent. It can be substituted easily for simple syrup in most applications.
Some popular cocktails containing Agave syrup
- Satsuma Margarita — Tequila, Triple sec, Lime juice, Satsuma juice, Agave syrup
- Hephaestus' Three Hour Tour — Haitian Rum, Peach liqueur, Mezcal, Coffee, Agave syrup, Orange juice, Pineapple juice, Jamaican #2 bitters, Orange peel
- Clock Water and Smoke — Blanco tequila, Gran Classico, Crème Yvette, Mezcal, Blackberry, Lime juice, Hellfire Habanero Shrub, Agave syrup
- Fire in the Orchard — Apple brandy, Aromatized wine, Pear liqueur, Mezcal, Lemon juice, Agave syrup
- Resting Point — Reposado Tequila, Sweet vermouth, Herbal liqueur, Agave syrup, Lemon juice, Strawberry