Beating the Heat

strawberry syrup recipe Topo Chico KBeau Jewelry

We’re absolutely roasting here in Texas. I rustled up a strawberry syrup (‘cause I’m tired of those expensive organic strawberries getting moldy before we eat them!).

Whatcha need:

  • Fine mesh strainer
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (play with this, you might like more or less)
  • A stove & small pot, der!
  1. In a small pot, cover strawberries with water. Let simmer for about 15 minutes (the water will be bright red and strawberries will be dull and lookin’ sad).
  2. Strain the juice from the strawberries through a fine mesh strainer and discard the strawberries.
  3. Wipe out the pan, return juice, and add your sugar.
  4. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. The syrup will thicken as it cools, so don’t worry if it’s runny when you pour it into your container.
  5. Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.

I thought I’d use this in a cocktail, but so far I’ve only used it in Top Chico!

The sad strawberry mush that’s left went into my compost, but I did wonder if it could be used in some baking, a smoothie or something else.