Rich Simple Syrup Recipes


The Lemon Drop

As with much of cocktail history, the origin story of the Lemon Drop is mixture of legend and fact. Rumor has it that the drink was created sometime in the 1970s at a bar called Henry's Africa in San Francisco. 

Though this cocktail doesn't have the long history as others, it has made it's stamp as a mimic of the classic lemon drop candy by balancing it's sweet and tart flavors.

Easy to make and easier to enjoy anytime of year, it's a great classic Vodka drink!



2 oz. Lemon infused Vodka

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

0.75 oz. Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup

Rim the glass with the lemon used for your fresh lemon juice and press into white sugar . Add the Vodka, lemon juice, and Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy!


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Classic Rum Daiquiri

Classic Rum Daiquiri

Our Rich Simple Syrup makes creating great cocktail simple indeed. 

We've created it with that purpose in mind. Pure cane sugar, filtered water and a touch of lemon juice make it a staple to have on hand at a moment's notice for the happiest of happy hours.

This Classic Rum Daiquiri is the perfect example. Take a good look. Do you see any bright colors? Any artificial neon glow? Nope, just a good timeless take on one of the world's best drinks. 

All you need is three ingredients to make a good daiquiri - fresh lime, Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup and a good quality rum. Honestly, any rum will do, but the better the rum, the better the daiquiri!


2 oz. Light Rum

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Rich Simple Syrup

Strip of Lime Zest for Garnish

Chill a martini glass with ice and water and set aside. In a cocktail shaker full of ice, add rum, lime juice and Rich Simple Syrup. Shake well to chill. Discard ice and water from martini glass and strain daiquiri into glass. Garnish with strip of lime zest.

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Rich 75

Rich 75

The French 75 is arguably the perfect party cocktail. It's bright and bold but also accessible and very refreshing. And it's easy to make and really packs a punch, like the small pistol from which it gets its name.

We use Rich Simple Syrup in our Rich 75 for two reasons: (1) Syrup dissolves more easily into the mix, which helps preserve some of the bubbles; and (2) its 2:1 ratio of sugar:water means less water in your glass.

To make a large batch for a party, simply multiply the recipe below by 4, 5, 6, (or more?), set out your glasses and pre-garnish, stir or shake the first 3 ingredients with ice, and fill each glass halfway with the mix, topping up with Prosecco.

We like the bright flavors of Uncle Val's Botanical Gin for this one, though any quality gin should suffice.


1 oz. Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup

2 oz. Prosecco 

Shake or stir the first three ingredients with ice and double-strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with the Prosecco and garnish with a lemon twist or fresh raspberry for color.

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Sparkline Limeade

Sparkling Limeade

Despite the 'cocktail' in our name, Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers are not just for cocktails. The same benefits that make them great for alcoholic beverages makes them great for non-alcoholic beverages as well.

If you've never made your own limeade or lemonade, you need to know two simple things. First, it's easier than you imagine and second, it tastes better than anything you could ever buy.

This easy recipe takes just three ingredients; fresh lime juice, sparking water and Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup. You could easily swap out lemon for lime and, if you feel so inclined, you could definitely add a little rum, tequila, gin or vodka to the finished limeade for an adult variation.


2 oz. Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice

2 oz. Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup

10 oz. Sparkling Water, Seltzer or Club Soda

Mix the lime juice and simple syrup together before adding the seltzer. Stir very lightly to combine and serve over ice. If desired, add 1.5 oz. of gin, tequila, rum or vodka.

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Prickly Pear Margarita

Prickly Pear Margarita

Fresh fruit is a wonderful addition to cocktails. It obviously adds flavor, but in the case of this Prickly Pear Margarita, it also adds appealing color as well. 

But many bars often simply muddle fresh fruit into a cocktail and leave it in the glass for you to sort through as you're trying to sip it.

We prefer instead to muddle and shake, but then strain through a fine mesh strainer as you pour it into the glass, leaving the seeds and pulp behind and letting the flavor and color go into the glass. This method is ideal for fruits like the prickly pear, which have hard seeds that could hinder your enjoyment of the drink.


2 oz. Blanco or Silver Tequila

1/2 Fresh Prickly Pear, Peeled and Diced

1.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 oz. Eli Mason Rich Simple Syrup

.5 oz. Orange Liqueur

Margarita Salt (optional)

Lime Wedge for Garnish

Place the prickly pear in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle to release juices and flavor. Fill with ice and add remaining ingredients. Cover shaker and vigorously shake for 15-20 seconds to chill and further release flavors from fruit. The longer you shake, the more diluted the cocktail will be. If desired, run a wedge of lime along the rim of your glass and dip into margarita salt. Add ice to glass and strain cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into glass. Garnish with lime and serve.

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