Making simple syrup is, well, simple. And yes, I know that you can buy it at the store. But trust me, this is too easy and much cheaper.
Sometimes it's good to get back to the basics.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's incredibly easy to make. It's not called "simple syrup" for nothing!
It has a wide variety of uses. You can use this syrup in cocktails, mocktails, to moisten cakes, etc.
It's easily customizable. This recipe is a great jumping off point for making an almost endless variety of flavored syrups.
💭 What is Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is a syrup that's made by heating water and sugar until the sugar dissolves into the water. It's called "simple syrup" because it's dead simple to make and only requires two simple ingredients.
You only need TWO ingredients to make this recipe.
- Water: Just plain water.
- Sugar: Use white granulated sugar for this recipe.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Simple Syrup
Start out by adding sugar to a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Next, add water. Whisk everything to combine.
Bring the mixture to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved completely into the water and you're left with a syrup.
🛠️ How to use Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is versatile. You can use it in cocktails (like my Margarita Pitcher Recipe) and mocktails (like this Virgin Margarita), Homemade Lemonade, and Iced Lattes! Basically, if you have a beverage that requires sweetening, you can use this syrup.
You can also use it when baking cakes or cupcakes to help keep them moist. Just brush a bit of syrup onto cake layers or onto the tops of cupcakes.
🔗 More syrup recipes
Need more syrup recipes? Because I have them! Click on any of the photos below to go straight to the recipes.
Yes, it does go bad. It should last about a week or two in the fridge if stored properly in an airtight container.
About a week or two if stored in an airtight container. You can prolong the shelf life a bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yes, it needs to be refrigerated. Make sure to stash it in the fridge in an airtight container.
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine the sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan
- Whisking occasionally, heat the mixture on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
- Store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
- You can prolong the shelf life of this syrup a bit by adding about half an ounce of plain vodka to the syrup before storing it in the fridge.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.