Saffron Simple Syrup: The Easiest Way to Elevate Your Sweet Treats

Our saffron simple syrup imparts the complex flavor and rich golden color of saffron into a drizzle-able, dress-able syrup, making it easy to add saffron flavor to all of your favorite sweets. A simple combination of sugar, water, and a pinch of our signature golden saffron threads is all it takes to create this versatile, flavor-packed syrup. 

It comes together in minutes, holds for weeks, and infuses your favorite dishes with a bold world of bright floral flavor. Read on to learn how to make saffron simple syrup and some of our favorite uses for this sweet treat. 

How to make it:

  1. Combine equal parts water and granulated sugar (about 1 cup of each, or more if making a larger batch) and a small pinch of saffron in a small saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

  3. Continue boiling, whisking constantly, until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, at least 30 minutes. (The longer it sits, the more intense the flavor will be).

  5. Strain into a clean jar with a lid. Cover and store, refrigerated, for up to 1 month. 

How to use it:

In cocktails or mocktails

One of our favorite uses for our golden saffron syrup is as a flavor-enhancer in your favorite cocktails or mocktails. Whip up our version of a Moscow Mule (the Mumbai Mule), subbing saffron syrup for simple syrup, or this delicious Saffron Whisky Smash

Or, craft a simple, show-stopping homemade lemonade by combining saffron simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. The perfect way to keep cool this summer. 

On grilled or fresh fruit

Fresh, grilled, in pies, crumbles or cobblers - saffron simple and fruit is a winning combination. Add a drizzle to your next fruit salad, serve some on these delectable Garam Masala Grilled Peaches, or use it as the perfect finish to your homemade fruit pies. 

On your favorite desserts

Whether it's a simple pound cake, cupcakes or vanilla ice cream, or something more elevated like these delicious homemade jalebis (saffron funnel cakes), topping your desserts with saffron simple syrup is a surefire way to impress and delight your dinner guests. 

Pro tip: adding a drizzle of saffron simple syrup to store-bought desserts makes them feel, look and taste as good as the homemade stuff. 

What's your favorite way to use your saffron simple syrup? Share it with us @rumi_spice, we're always looking for fresh, sweet inspiration!