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Simple syrup in a mason jar.

How to Make Simple Syrup Two Ways

Jennifer Lynn-Pullman
Simple syrup is used to sweeten many cocktails and beverages. An easy syrup to make at home that is inexpensive.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 48 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar or a sugar-substitute
  • 1 cup water


  • Bring 1 cup of water to a low boil in a small saucepan.
  • Turn off the heat as soon as the water begins to boil.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat source.
  • Stir in sugar or sugar substitute of your choice.
  • Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved for about 3 minutes.


  • Infused flavors by adding in herbs or fruit peels while the water is heating.
  • Use a sugar substitute instead of sugar to make a sugar-free syrup.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 12gSodium: 1mgSugar: 12g
Keyword simple syrup
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