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.
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.