Simple Syrup Recipe

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Simple Syrup

Elizabeth Chuan-Riley

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@BusyLizzie

This sugar-water solution is great for mixed drinks, sweetening iced teas and coffees, and for candying fruits.


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Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let the sugar dissolve. You don't have to stir, but it will help the sugar dissolve faster.
2
Remove the syrup from the heat and cool slightly.
3
Depending upon what you're using it for, you can flavor the syrup:

Stir in 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for a basic vanilla syrup.
Infuse with herbs or spices, if desired; mint and lemon are great for iced tea.
4
Transfer the cooled syrup to a lidded container or jar that can be stored in the refrigerator. Simple syrup can be stored for up to one month.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy