the appetizer:

Champagne Cocktails: 50 Cork-Popping Concoctions and Scintillating Sparklers by A.J. Rathbun includes cocktail recipes like The Can Can; Happy Youth; Pensiero; and Simple Syrup.

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Simple Syrup

Makes about 4-1/2 cups


1. Combine the water and sugar in a medium-size saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat a bit, keeping the mixture at a low boil for 5 minutes.

2. Turn off the heat, and let the syrup cool completely in the pan. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


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