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Simple syrup is one of those foundational recipes that everyone should know. It's useful in cold beverages where sugar would not dissolve on its own. Simple syrup is a frequent ingredient in cocktails (like the classic daiquiri pictured here) and also virgin drinks like lemonade. It couldn't be easier to make, and it keeps in the fridge for eons.
Like what you see here? It's a classic daiquiri, a preferred drink of Ernest Hemingway and JFK. It's got rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup, and it's so good. Go get it.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine the sugar and the water in a small pot.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
- Cool completely. Can be stored, covered, in the fridge for up to a month.
Serving Size:1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48