This might seem a bit redundant, but I just recently discovered the use of Simple Syrup (and how to make it). Several of my favorite popsicle recipes and even my favorite cocktail — the Amaretto Sour, call for simple syrup, sooo I thought I would share how to make simple syrup.
Simple Syrup is an easy syrup that is merely sugar being dissolved in equal parts of water over heat. It’s a perfect addition to coffee and tea and , well, it’s great to have on hand for cocktails and other recipes!
Simple Syrup Recipe
- 2/3 cup organice cane sugar*
- 2/3 cup water
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the mixture is transparent and the sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove pan from burner and let cool.
Store in sealed container in refrigerator for 4-6 weeks.
*Other sweeteners such as granulated sugar may be substituted as well.
p.s. Try your hand at this recipe using Simple Syrup.