Simple Syrup

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Simple Syrup from ZestuousHere is another B2B (back to basics) recipe that can be used in cocktails, desserts and more.

Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part water


Place the sugar and water a pot over medium-high heat.

Stir, until the sugar dissolves.

Remove from heat and store in an airtight container.

If you realize you need a batch at the last minute, you can cool it quickly by pouring it into a plastic or metal bowl. Then, place that bowl into a larger bowl filled with ice water. Stir the syrup, until it cools, about 3 minutes.

I usually make this with ½ cup sugar and a ½ cup water, but you can increase or decrease the batch, as needed.

Zestuous Recipes that use Simple Syrup

Refreshing Watermelon Moscato (and cocktails)
Summer Orchard on the Rocks


  1. Tim Taylor

    January 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Well I have always known how to make simple syrup so when I saw this post I hag to have a look. I wanted to tell you that I make this stuff to sweeten my iced tea in the summer, but I add 2 to 3 lemon rinds to the syrup before I heat it up to dissolve the sugar, use that and you don’t / wont want to put lemon juice in your tea ever again! So good.
    Thanks for a great blog. :)

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