Make this simple syrup at home with only 2 ingredients. It’s a must-have for cocktail making and perfect for sweetening iced coffee!
I always have a jar of this stuff hanging out in my fridge. It’s so handy to have around for easy sweetening. And a must for many cocktails like strawberry daiquiris.
Simple syrup is a very simple concoction of equal parts sugar and water. It’s a ready-to-use, dissolved sweetener used in cocktails. You can also use it to sweeten iced coffee!
Brush a thin layer of it on top of cakes too! It works great on a cake that won’t be frosted, such as a pound cake. I like to use it to help keep cakes fresh. You can make a cake (or cupcakes) the night before and brush them with simple syrup to keep them from drying out.
Making simple syrup
Use equal parts sugar & water. Regular granulated sugar and sugar in the raw both work fine. Using 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water keeps it simple. You scale it how you like!
Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and stir over medium heat until dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature, and it’s ready to use.
Store it in the fridge for about a month. I like to make a batch to keep at all times!
A mason jar makes a perfect storage vessel. A pint-sized jar works great for the amount this recipe makes.
How to use simple syrup
- In cocktails and mocktails. Like these strawberry daiquiris or Caribbean rum punch.
- Use it to sweeten tea and coffee. It’s perfect for iced coffee!
- Toss it with fresh fruit for a little extra sweetness.
- Lightly brush it over a cake to moisten it.
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