what you need
- 1.5 oz (by volume) whole cloves
- 1 tbsp orange oil
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
how to make it
- In a medium saucepan, bring water and cloves to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add orange oil and stir to incorporate.
- Using a strainer, to remove the whole cloves, pour finished syrup into a storage container. Syrup will keep at room temperature for 4 weeks, longer if refrigerated. Discard if mold develops.
build a fireside chat
Fill a 10 – 12 fluid ounce mug with a 1.5 – 2 fluid ounce espresso shot, add 15 grams of orange clove syrup. Add nearly boiling water to the drink until your desired strength is reached. Enjoy!
build an old-fashioned
Pour 0.5 fluid ounce of orange clove syrup into a cocktail mixing glass. Add 1.5 – 2 fluid ounces of whiskey (rye or bourbon) or brandy. Add 2 – 3 dashes of aromatic cocktail bitters. Add ice and stir with a cocktail spoon until well chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Enjoy!