How to Make Simple Syrup

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.

Tip

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How to Make Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is useful in cold beverages where sugar would not dissolve on its own. It's a frequent ingredient in cocktails (like the classic daiquiri pictured here) and also virgin drinks like lemonade. This recipe makes about 1 cup.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar and the water in a small pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cool completely. Can be stored, covered, in the fridge for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 48