Simple syrup is simply sugar dissolved in water. It takes just a couple minutes and a few cents worth of sugar to make. And it keeps for weeks in the fridge. There’s no need to spend $5 on a bottle from the store!
You’ll want to have some on hand to use in a variety of cocktails, such as the whiskey sour recipe I’ll share next.
For storage, try using a plastic squirt bottle. They make it easy to dispense the exact amount of simple syrup you need. I like having a few of these available to store homemade sauces, dressings, and syrups.
This recipe can easily be reduced or doubled, depending on the amount you need. Just remember to use equal parts sugar and water.
Next time you have a few free minutes, make some simple syrup so you’ll be ready for cocktails anytime!
A stepping-stone recipe to make your favorite cocktails!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Stir sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat until dissolved.
Cool to room temperature and use to mix in your favorite cocktails.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to several weeks.