Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is great to have on hand to put in drinks
Simple Syrup

Last Updated on December 20, 2020

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.


Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is great to have on hand to put in drinks
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 16
Calories per serving: 48kcal


  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 cup water
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • 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.


Refrigerate unused portions.


Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 12g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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