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Simple syrup in a mason jar.

How to Make Simple Syrup Two Ways

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


  • 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: 1tbsp | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g