December 31, 2013 12:37 PM

Keep the sweet in cocktails: Don't swear off sugar

Don’t swear off sugar where cocktails are concerned. Sugar enhances other flavors, imparts a velvety texture (often called mouthfeel) and triggers that innate sense of pleasure we’re hardwired to feel when we taste something sweet. The easiest way to add sugar is by first turning it into simple syrup.

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