The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Cinnamon Syrup

There are a number of species that are often sold as cinnamon. They all have similar yet different flavor profiles and textures. Ceylon cinnamon is the “true cinnamon” and has a more aromatic and delicate flavor than Cassia or Chinese cinnamon which is the most common form found in the US. Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon… Continue reading The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Cinnamon Syrup

The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Hibiscus Grenadine

Grenadine is supposed to be a pomegranate syrup. In order to reduce production costs the fruit juice has been replaced with artificial ingredients. Most commercial grenadines are now just high fructose corn syrup and Red #40 and Blue #1 – just colored sugar with no real flavor. Real grenadine is sweet, tart, and rich in… Continue reading The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Hibiscus Grenadine