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Simple syrup

How to Make Simple Syrup

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


Yes, it really is that simple! All you need is sugar and 5 minutes to make this popular cocktail sweetener. Here’s how to make simple syrup at home!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat before it simmers (or when the temperature reaches 140°F). Cool to room temperature before using. Store refrigerated in a sealed container for 1 month.
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cocktails