Rich Gum Syrup
I have recently standardized on a 1:1 strength rich gum syrup. Usually you will see a 2 to 1 sugar to water ratio. I use 1:1 for my simple syrup, so I matched this ratio with the rich gum syrup for ease in measuring.
Rich gum syrup recipe (1 to 1)
- 240 g filtered water
- 240 g Demerara sugar (by volume)
- 30 g gum arabic
- 1/2 oz 151 rum (preservation agent)
Heat water. Dissolve gum into the water as it heats to dissolve the gum. This can take some time but keep stirring, it will dissolve. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Simmer for about 2 minutes and then turn off the heat. Skim the stuff on top. Let cool some and then whisk in the 151 (optional).
Makes about 12 oz of syrup. Mine keeps for months.