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Basic simple syrup in bottles.

Basic Simple Syrup

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  • Author: Rhonda
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup 1x


Make your own basic simple syrup in less than 15 minutes using just 2 ingredients - sugar and water! Perfect for use in cocktails, mocktails, tea, coffee, or baked goods. Here’s to preparing your own signature beverages with your homemade simple syrup. Cheers!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water



Make this your own by adding fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, mint), fruit (berries, peaches, cherries), or using a different sugar (demerara, brown).

Dissolving sugar. This just needs to boil until the sugar dissolves and then simmer for a few minutes after that. Boiling for an extended period of time will boil the water away which we don't want.

Store basic simple syrup in clean, airtight containers in the refrigerator for at least a month or the freezer for up to 6 months. 

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks & Cocktails
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
  • Calories: 32
  • Sugar: 8.3 g
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg