I am including this recipe because it makes life in the kitchen a lot simpler. Simple syrup is just a mixture of water and sugar, that you can keep in the refrigerator to use to sweeten beverages and other liquids where you do not want to have to deal with sugar crystals.
Making it is very simple. I use a 1:1 ratio, sugar to water. After boiling it, I keep it in the refrigerator and can sweeten any number of things. I keep mine in an old pint sour cream container with “Simple Syrup” written on top. When I need more, I just make more.
- 1 cup pure cane sugar
- 1 cup water
- Put the water and sugar into a heavy bottomed pot, and heat it. When the pot gets ready to start to boil, stir until the sugar is dissolved. You will know when the mixture is completely clear. Don't let it boil too long, or you will have candy!
- Remove from the heat, and cool before storing.