Demerara syrup is a simple syrup made with demerara sugar. To make demerara syrup, take equal parts demerara sugar and water, combine them in a saucepan, bring the liquid to a boil, and cook for two minutes. Let the syrup cool, add a bit of vodka to preserve the syrup, then filter into a bottle. Demerara syrup that has been preserved with vodka will last for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

Some popular cocktails containing Demerara syrup

  • The Notorious F.L.I.P. — Jamaican rum, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Amaro Nardini, Whole egg, Demerara syrup, Nutmeg
  • Mint Tea Julep — Rye, Zucca, Mint, Demerara syrup
  • Bar Eats You — Mezcal, Sarsaparilla soda, Lime juice, Demerara syrup
  • Kentucky Pilgrim — Bourbon, Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon juice, Demerara syrup, Lemon peel
  • Backseat Bingo — Rum, Crème de Banane, Zucca, Ice, Coconut cream, Lime juice, Orgeat, Demerara syrup
  • New Jersey Transit — Bourbon, Bitters, Orange bitters, Apple cider, Demerara syrup, Orange peel
  • Sioux City Slugger — Whiskey, Peychaud's Bitters, Demerara syrup
  • Battering Ram — Bourbon, Oloroso sherry, Bitters, Lemon juice, Ginger syrup, Demerara syrup
  • Pear of Jacks — Rye, Applejack, Orange bitters, Pear Shrub, Demerara syrup
  • Spice Road — Cognac, Jamaican rum, Batavia Arrack, Bitters, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice, Egg white, Demerara syrup, Nutmeg