Simple Syrup Recipe

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Simple Syrup

Elizabeth Chuan-Riley


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

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10 Min
Stove Top


1 c
1 c


1Combine 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.
2Remove the syrup from the heat and cool slightly.
3Depending 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.
4Transfer 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