recipe

Adding sweetness and flavor to drinks couldn’t be “simpler” when you use these syrups!

safety
  • No safety considerations
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes for plain simple syrup, 40 minutes for flavored syrups
yield
  • Makes 1 cup

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Prepare Ingredients

⅔ cup (4⅔ ounces)
sugar
⅔ cup (5⅓ ounces)
water
1
flavor ingredient (optional)

Gather Cooking Equipment

Jar with tight-fitting lid
Fine-mesh strainer
Medium bowl
1
 
⅔ cup (4⅔ ounces)
sugar
⅔ cup (5⅓ ounces)
water
1
flavor ingredient (optional)

In jar, combine sugar, water, and flavor ingredient, if using. Cover jar with lid to seal. Shake jar vigorously until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes.

 
2
 

Let jar sit on counter until syrup turns clear, about 5 minutes. (If making a flavored syrup, let jar sit on counter for 30 minutes to infuse flavor.)

 
3
 

If making flavored syrup, place fine-mesh strainer over bowl. Remove lid from jar and pour syrup mixture through fine-mesh strainer. Discard solids in strainer. Pour flavored syrup back into jar. (Simple syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.)