What color is your liquor, part 2

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Faux prop whiskey, round 2.

The first batch of faux whiskey was looking rather green under the stage lights, so I’ve mixed up a new recipe using burnt sugar as the base. The actor drinking the concoction on stage is open to trying the sweet water, so I got to cooking.

I used Eric Hart and Sara Today blogs as reference to come up with the following:

Create a “base”: Heat 1 cup sugar over medium heat until it caramelizes. Stirring always. Slowly add 4 cups warm/hot water. It will sizzle, a lot, be careful. Keep stirring. Eventually the sugar and water will combine together into a dark caramel brown liquid. Let cool.

To make the “whiskey”: Mix 1 cup of “base” with 4 cups of water. Done.

Your whiskey on stage will be less green and your actor will not choke on powdery ice tea.

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