Teeny cloves pack a lot of flavor when infused into a fizzy Sparkling Pear Float or cup of hot tea.
1 cup unrefined sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup whole cloves
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients and bring close to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool at room temperature and strain into a clean bottle. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
From Tiny Bubbles by Kate Simon. Published by Chronicle Books