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Easy Simple Syrup Recipe

Make this simple syrup at home with only 2 ingredients: sugar and water. It’s a must-have for cocktail making and perfect for sweetening iced coffee!

Homemade simple syrup in a mason jar.

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 or love potion

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. 

If you’re looking for a flavored syrup, try making strawberry simple syrup!

Ingredients

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! 

Ingredients for simple syrup on a cutting board.

How to Make Simple Syrup

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.

Stirring sugar and water together in a small pot.

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

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Simple Syrup

A jar of simple syrup.

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Make this simple syrup at home with only 2 ingredients. It’s a must-have for cocktail making and perfect for sweetening iced coffee!

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Syrup
  • Method: Heat
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until fully dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and wait for it to cool.
  3. Once it is cool, transfer it to a clean glass container with a lid.

Notes

Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 65
  • Sugar: 16.6 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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