Infused with warm spices, this simple syrup adds wintry cheer to anything it tops. Try it on citrus fruits for a winter fruit salad or in this Spiced Cranberry Sangría by Chef Jose Garces of Amada restaurant in Philadelphia.
Adapted from Jose Garces
1Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
2Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof airtight container and discard spices.
3Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.