Simple Syrup

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


  • Tim Taylor says:

    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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