How to Make Your Own Rich Simple Syrup

Simple syrup can add sweetness to iced teas, cocktails, and more.

Granulated sugar can be difficult to dissolve in iced tea, leaving grit in your drink, but sugar in the form of syrup is easy to incorporate. Our quick method for a rich syrup (which has a higher concentration of sugar to water than a "regular" simple syrup, which leads to less dilution) uses warm water instead of requiring the usual stovetop simmer, making it even easier.


Whisk ¾ cup sugar and ⅓ cup warm water in bowl until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool completely, about 10 minutes, before transferring to airtight container. Makes 1 cup. (Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.)


A rich simple syrup not only provides grit-free sweetness, it ensures that your drink is evenly sweet throughout.

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