Burnt sugar syrup is a great way to create "instant aged" liquors, flavor homemade bitters, or simply add depth and complexity to cocktails. (Plus: a chance to win the new, awesomely geeky cocktail science book Craft Cocktails at Home!)
This traditional Middle Eastern condiment is difficult to find in stores; thank goodness it's easy to make at home. The flavor is explosively sweet/tart, and goes on everything from meats and fish, to salads and veggies.
Next time you’re feeling a sore throat, cold coming on or just want a soothing hot drink to end the day, spoon a few teaspoons of this comfort syrup into a cup of hot water and stir. Add in cinnamon, ginger, cloves for extra flavor and sit and relax