Last Updated on May 19, 2021 by laurenpacek
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 go back to the basics.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water.
- Stirring occasionally, heat the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
Note: The listed preparation time does not include time to allow the simple syrup to cool
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Based on 1 tbsp servings
Congratulations, you have just made simple syrup!
Use it to make candied fruit, add it to a granita or sorbet, or my personal favorite: sweeten drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I'll show you a fantastic cocktail later this week as an example of how to use it!
Just a few examples of cocktails that use simple syrup: