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How to Make Simple Syrup

Learn all you need to know for how to make simple syrup for cocktails! An essential for any bar, simply syrup is easy to make.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: simple syrup
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Combine the water and the sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the syrup has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Use in all your cocktails and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.


This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups