The Mixology Talk Podcast, Episode #119
You may have seen “Gomme syrup” listed as an ingredient in some very old cocktail recipes. What is it, and why was it used in cocktails?
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In today’s Episode…
We’re talking all about an old timey cocktail ingredient that time forgot: Gomme (aka Gum) syrup.
In old recipe books from the 19th century it wasn’t uncommon to see “Gomme syrup” listed as an ingredient. But nowadays, it’s pretty much unheard of. Watch this week’s podcast (or listen in your favorite podcast app) to hear a bit of the history behind this ingredient and why it may be worth considering adding it back into some of your favorite recipes.
Stuff we Mentioned:
- Here’s that (embarrassing) video from 2014 all about making your own Gum Syrup
- Here’s an example of Gum Arabic you can buy on Amazon if you’re looking to give this ingredient a try
- Here’s a great article with a recipe for an old school old Fashioned, made the old fashioned way. (Say that three times fast!)
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Are you using gum syrup in your cocktails? Why? What are your favorite recipes? Let us know in the comments below!