Ally DuVin

Apple and Rosemary Shrub

A shrub is similar to simple syrup except it uses vinegar instead of water for liquid. The first time I ever tried one was actually at this amazing Jewish Deli in San Francisco that was famous for pickles and advertised homemade soda. When I ordered a blackberry soda the owner warned me that it wasn’t […]


Spiced Syrup

1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Water 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Star Anise 1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves 1 Teaspoon Whole Allspice 1 Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg In a sauce pan on medium heat pour in all your ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes occasionally stirring, remove from heat, […]


Habanero Syrup

-1cup Sugar -1cup Water -3 Habanero Peppers Remove stems and cut peppers in half. over medium heat place all ingredient in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Stirring consistently until sugar is melted and the mixture thickens (3 to 5 minutes). Remove from heat, let cool, and pour through a mesh strainer in […]