Brown sugar cordial is a type of demerara syrup flavored and stabilized with Demerara rum.

To make brown sugar cordial, take 2 parts of brown sugar and one part water and bring to a boil. Cook at a boil for two minutes, then let cool. Add 1 part of decent Demerara rum (Lemon Hart, El Dorado 5) to every 10 parts of syrup, strain, and bottle.

Keeps for a month in the refrigerator. 

Some popular cocktails containing Brown sugar cordial

  • Choke and Smoke — Cynar, Islands Scotch, Brown sugar cordial, Orange peel, Kosher Salt
  • The Smoking Gun — Islay Scotch, Bitters, Fernet Branca, Brown sugar cordial, Mint