Simple Syrup is a two-ingredient recipe most often used to sweeten cocktails or drinks. Or, brush it over cakes to keep them sweet and moist!
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This might be the easiest recipe ever – but I feel like it’s one worth sharing! If you’ve never heard this recipe or have never made it, then this is for you. When I found out about it, it felt life-changing!
Personally, I hate stirring sugar into a drink and having that gritty feel and taste. I know y’all know what I’m talking about! This Simple Syrup recipe is the trick to sweeten your drink without the grit!
Basically, you take equal parts of water and granulated sugar to create this mixture that you can use in cocktails, tea, lemonade, coffee, etc. One of the things I love is that you can add in citrus, or mint, vanilla (or other flavors), to create different syrup flavors!
While you could buy this premade – don’t!! It’s so easy to make at home! Plus, you are literally paying for sugar water. Make it yourself and save a little bit of money!
Simple Syrup Recipe
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- granulated sugar
How to make Simple Syrup
Time needed: 7 minutes.
How to make Simple Syrup
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
Allow the mixture to cool completely before use.
Use in recipes calling for simple syrup.
Simple Syrup: FAQs
If you have any questions about this recipe or if you would like some suggestions before getting started, be sure to check out these tips:
An equal mixture of water and sugar that has been heated to dissolve the sugar. Typically, it is used to sweeten drinks. It can also be used on cake layers to keep them moist and provide sweetness.
This mixture needs to be used up within a week.
To help keep them moist and provide extra sweetness.
Yes! Your sweetener of choice can be used in place of the sugar. Be sure to read the package for equivalents, if necessary.
How did you like this recipe?
Doesn’t this recipe make the drinking world so much better?! Whether you use it for your morning coffee, an afternoon sweet tea on the porch, or in an adult concoction at night, this Simple Syrup recipe is a must!
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup of water
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely before use.
- Use in recipes calling for simple syrup.
- Refrigerate up to 1 week.
- Add vanilla, mint, citrus, whiskey, or liquor for more flavor combos!
- Pro tip: brush this simple syrup recipe over baked cakes to keep them moist!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.