If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste, and all you need are water, sugar, and a pot to hold both.
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How to Make Simple Syrup

If you are crafting cocktails, sweetening drinks, or poaching pears, you can use simple syrup. All you need are water, sugar, and a pot to heat them.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword simple syrup, sugar syrup
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 (1 oz/2 tbsp each)
Calories 65kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do no boil). Remove from heat and cool completely. 
  • Pour into sterile container and store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups simple syrup.
To make Rich Simple Syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do no boil). Simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. 
  2. Pour into sterile container and store covered in the refrigerator.
To sterilize containers:
  1. Fill a jar or bottle with boiling water. Cover the lid with boiling water, too. Discard immediately before filling with syrup.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 65kcal