Strawberry Black Pepper Reduction

Call it a syrup or not, but today I’m giving you a recipe for a delicious strawberry reduction that’s beautifully paired with black pepper. Fall in love with Spring once more!

This is a very simple reduction to create, just ensure you have fresh ingredients and time. This needed to reduce for a minimum of 20 minutes to get it where I wanted, but it was worth every moment. It’s first initially created for the Strawberry Black Pepper Gin Sour, but you can use this many different ways. Mix it up in your water or soda for that extra added flavour, have it on top of pancakes, or even mix up another cocktail. Whatever you do, let me know by commenting below!

Strawberry Black Pepper Reduction

A delicious Reduction initially used for a Spring-inspired Gin Sour, but you can use this for your non-alcoholic beverages, on top of pancakes and so much more!

– Difficulty: Easy

Servings 1 cup
Author Monica C


  • 2 cups Strawberries Stems Removed
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar


  1. In a small saucer, stir in all ingredients until it reaches a boil

  2. Once it boils, reduce it down to simmer and let this simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes. You don’t want it too runny.

  3. Once it reaches the desired consistency, strain through a fine mesh strainer and into sterile container. Let it reach room temperature before placing in the fridge.

  4. Can last a minimum of 2 weeks.

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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