I love this wintery treat! It’s the perfect way to combine a relaxing wintertime stroll with lazy mornings over cups of hot coffee. I was inspired to create my own pine scented simple syrup after developing a serious crush on Scout Coffee‘s wilderness latte. The result tasted like a cozy brush with the great outdoors! So incredibly delicious!
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup cedar, douglas fir or pine trimmings, washed
Combine it all in a heavy bottomed pot and heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil.
You can see that because I used the raw sugar, my syrup took on a caramel color almost instantly. Allow for the simple syrup to cool in the pot with the evergreens, so that it continues to enhance the flavor. Once cool, strain and pour it into a container for adding to your cup o’ Joe!
I adore the mix of citrus, coffee and my pine scented simple syrup. It’s a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed in the morning when it’s cold. Just remember to store your simple syrup in the the fridge for longevity!
This is an absolute treat for making a wintry latte at home. It even makes for a fabulous cocktail when mixed with champagne!
- 1 cup fresh cedar, pine or douglas fir tips washed
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
Add the water, sugar and trimmings to a heavy bottomed pot. Warm until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil.
Let it cool before straining and serving. Add a drizzle to your favorite coffee to sweeten, or add a tablespoon to a champagne glass before pouring over with champagne for a delicious champagne cocktail.