If you don’t have allspice dram and can’t find it in stores, you can make a quick allspice simple syrup as a substitute in this recipe. Simply combine ½ cup of sugar and a ½ cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add 5-6 whole allspice berries and bring the liquid to a boil. Once bubbling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and all the mixture to cool fully before straining out the allspice. Store the simple syrup in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Tip: If making your own allspice simple syrup, you can opt to use ¾ oz of the syrup in place of both the allspice dram and the plain simple syrup that the recipe calls for.
If making plain simple syrup too, simply combine equal parts warm water and sugar and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks