simple syrup

I am making a simple syrup for an alcoholic recipe. can I use brown sugar for the syrup?
it calls for white sugar, but I only have half the amount that is needed. will it affect the alcoholic beverage besides flavor? Thank you

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la D. September 21, 2012
You could divide the simple syrup recipe in half and use your white sugar. Brown sugar has a stronger flavor that may or may not be a problem in your cocktail. If your cocktail uses apples or pears or a dark fruit with brandy then it will probably be fine. If you've got honey on hand you could make a simple syrup with it, and the flavor might be milder. Here is a Martha Stewart honey simple syrup:
http://www.marthastewart.com/348863/bee-naughty-honey-simple-syrup

 
BrangDang September 21, 2012
it will affect the color as well, as far as affecting it beyond color and flavor you shouldn't have any problems.
 
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