Strawberry Flavoured Syrup, or “Strawberry Syrup” as locally called, is a favourite among Jamaicans.
Many of us can remember our snow cone or shaved ice dripping with this bright red syrup. It was also used to add flavour to water, rum punch and other juices and even as a fruit topping on whatever you can imagine.
Strawberry Flavoured Syrup is the perfect ingredient to help add a rich and fruity strawberry flavour to sweet treat recipes. This applied to whether making desserts, milkshakes, ice cream, cocktails or flavoured drinks.
Jamaican Style Shirley Temple
Why not try this Jamaican style Shirley Temple concoction? It is a non-alcoholic drink that uses strawberry syrup to provide its distinctive red color and Old Jamaica ginger beer to give it ‘punch’. Maraschino cherries and orange wedges complete its sweet goodness.
8 tsp Strawberry Flavoured Syrup
480 ml chilled Old Jamaica ginger beer
4 maraschino cherries, stems intact
4 strips lemon zest
4 wedges of fresh orange
To each of 4 cocktail glasses, add 2 tsp of Strawberry Flavoured Syrup.
Fill each glass with 120ml ginger beer and stir.
Add one cherry and one strip of the lemon zest to each glass.
Cut a small slit in the center of each orange wedge.
Place a wedge on rim of each glass.
Ingredients: Water, Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate (as preservative), Food Colour FD&C Red #40, Natural & Artificial Flavours