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How to Make Simple Syrup

An easy recipe for making simple syrup to use in cocktails and desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cocktail, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 ounces
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup sugar raw cane or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


Basic Simple Syrup

  • Measure 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. 
    sugar and water in small bowls
  • Combine the sugar and water in a small to a medium saucepan.
    sugar and water in a saucepan
  • Heat the sugar and water until it comes to a soft boil until the sugar has melted. This happens quickly.
    melting simple sugar
  • Once it’s melted, remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store it in an airtight glass jar.

Infused Simple Syrup

  • If you're making infused syrups, add the ingredients in with the sugar and water. 
  • Bring to a soft boil, then let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool and infuse for 25 minutes to 1 hour. You can even leave this overnight.
  • Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer.


For a richer syrup use the 2:1 ratio. 
To infuse syrups use fresh berries, herbs, and whole spices. 
The syrup will last 3 weeks stored in the refrigerator.
If you're looking for different sugar substitutions try coconut sugar, maple syrup honey, agave, or stevia. 


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg