Simple Simple Syrup Recipe

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Oct. 08, 2015

Simple syrup not so much a recipe as it is a method. You need equal parts 1:1 of sugar and water most recipes call for boiling the sugar and water together until the sugar is dissolved. Totally unnecessary. In fact when you boil them together you run the risk of overboiling and reducing the liquid too much - which can give you an oversweet result. So just pour hot boiling water from a kettle and stir. Easy. Easy. Easy.


Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)



Place the sugar in a heat proof 2 cup measure (or heat proof glass bowl). Pour over water directly from a boiling kettle. Stir until clear. 

Once you've done it a few times - you won't even measure the water before you pour. Just pour directly over the sugar (in a 2 cup measure) and stir. When the mixture reaches 1½ cups - you've added enough water.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 774Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium %

Total Carbohydrates 200 g66.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 199 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet