Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup from Zestuous

Don’t let the spices in this syrup turn you off. The mild flavor of sage brings all the flavors together and takes the bite out of bourbon. With this syrup, you can make mock-eggnog in an instant. It’s great with both bourbon and rum.

Mock Eggnog

Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup from Zestuous

Fill a glass with ice, add 1 ounce of Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup, 2 ounces of bourbon or rum and 1 ounce of cream. Stir to chill and garnish with a pecan half.

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Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup from Zestuous

Fill a kid-friendly glass with ice. Fill it one-half full with Sprite or 7-Up. Add an ounce or so of Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup. Top it off with milk or cream. Stir with a straw, chocolate Twizzler or thin carrot stick.

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Spiced Pecan Simple Syrup

Servings: 16 ounces


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ tsp. rubbed sage
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


  • Place all of the ingredients in a saucepot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. If you want more intense flavors and color, you can let the mixture cool for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid twice to remove the pecans. Pour the cooled mixture into a bottle or pitcher.


Serving: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. this looks epic!! you should try making homemade almond milk it’s really good. though it has a strong almond flavor.