Recipe for Greek Mastic Syrup

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Mastic syrup is one of those versatile things that is used in a variety of ways. In Greek cooking, it is used to sweeten certain cakes, such as Samali, and also as a baklava syrup. Try drizzling it over ice cream, using it to sweeten your coffee, or even using it in cocktails! You can buy mastic in specialty shops or online.

Mastic Syrup Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mastic

How to Make Mastic Syrup:

Stir in the sugar and water into a medium saucepan and place on a burner that has been set to medium. Keep the pan uncovered. Stir the syrup periodically with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves.

Add the orange juice and mastic and stir to incorporate. Bring the syrup to a boil and then once it boils, set the heat on low. Simmer the syrup for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Remove the pan from the burner and let it cool for at least thirty minutes before using.

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