Simple Syrup

15-Minute Simple Syrup Recipe

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15 mins
Vadim Rachok
25.01.2024
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To make the best liquid sweetener, all you need is 2 ingredients and 15 minutes with this simple syrup recipe. You can use it to make your favorite cocktails or add it to your coffee. Since simple syrup is one of the main ingredients of homemade drinks, it is a good idea to learn how to make it.

Unlock the secret to impeccable sweetness with this Simple Syrup recipe – a kitchen essential that transforms ordinary into extraordinary! With just two ingredients and 15 minutes, you'll master the art of creating this liquid gold. Whether elevating your favorite cocktails or enhancing the richness of your morning coffee, this homemade syrup is a game-changer. The versatility of simple syrup extends to the realm of flavors, where the infusion of herbs like rosemary, mint, or lavender adds a delightful twist. Elevate your mixology skills and elevate your beverages with this fundamental recipe!

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What is a Simple Syrup?

Simple syrup is liquefied sugar. You can use it as a sweetener in cooking and baking, but it’s most commonly used as an ingredient in cocktails.

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Simple Syrup Ingredients

You can make simple syrups with just two ingredients: white sugar and water. You can also flavor your homemade simple syrup with fresh herbs like rosemary, mint, or lavender.

How to make Simple Syrup

How to Make a Homemade Simple Syrup?

  1. To make a syrup, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool.
  2. Then, pour it into a clean jar and seal it with a tight-fitting lid. Then you can store it in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Recipe tip

  • You can also use other types of sugar to make simple syrup. Use granulated sugar as the simplest and cleanest sweetener. As an alternative, you can choose brown sugar, demerara sugar, or muscovado sugar.

It's hard to comment from a healthy eating perspective on a recipe that contains nothing but sugar. All I can say is to strictly limit the amount of this syrup in your diet, using the minimum amount necessary to enhance the flavor of your main dish. If possible, opt for healthier alternatives with a lower glycemic index: agave syrup, maple syrup, Jerusalem artichoke syrup, or honey. This way, you'll avoid a sharp spike in insulin.

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15-Minute Simple Syrup Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Drinks
Recipe for a two-ingredient simple syrup you can use to make homemade cocktails!
Simple Syrup
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 1/3 cups
The ingredients you need:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
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1. Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

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2. Pour into a clean jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid; refrigerate for up to one month.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 48
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%
Total Sugars 13g 
Calcium 1mg0%
Potassium0mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Take your simple syrup to the next level by experimenting with different sugar varieties. While classic white sugar is a timeless choice, don't shy away from the allure of brown sugar, demerara sugar, or muscovado sugar. Each brings its unique character and depth to the syrup, offering a nuanced sweetness that can redefine your culinary creations. To infuse herbs into your syrup, simply add them during the heating process, allowing their essence to meld seamlessly. Strain before storing for a pure, aromatic elixir. Remember, simple syrup is your canvas – let your creativity flow!

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