There’s more you can do with Granny Smith apples besides bake them in a pie. Here, the peels and core are used to make a piquant syrup that provides the “bite” for our fun beer-based drink, the Texas Snakebite. Use leftover syrup to make more cocktails, sweeten sparkling water or glaze an apple tart.
Combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, apple peels and core, jalapeño and rosemary in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring. Continue to simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and steep for 15 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine-mesh strainer; discard solids. Let cool. Syrup will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 tablespoon, 30 calories (0 from fat), 8g carbohydrates.
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