In order to not spend too much money we asked guests to bring beer, wine, or their favorite liquor to the party. We supplied some jubelale (from Deshutes Brewery), white wine, red wine, and two signature drinks. In my “pays me money” job I’m a bartender… so, creating these drinks was nearly as much fun as creating all the food for the party! They both involved making flavored simple syrups. The simple syrups can be used with soda water to make tasty non-alcoholic beverages!
This was my favorite of the two drinks. I love bubbly and vanilla. I also really love the name. My husband thought it was going to taste like bubble gum though….so, obviously the name isn’t great.
Vanilla Simple Syrup
1 vanilla bean- sliced in half and seeds scraped out and put in as well
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
1. Put sugar, vanilla bean, vanilla bean seeds, and water into a sauce pan
2. Heat the mixture without burning sugar or boil
3. Heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The room will smell deliciously like vanilla. Once mixture is cooled then strain into a bottle.