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simple syrup

Recipe by
Elizabeth Chuan-Riley
anytown, CA

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

cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For simple syrup

  • 1 c
  • 1 c

How To Make simple syrup

  • 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.