- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
We’ve brought up simple syrup a couple times, but the only recipe we’ve given in the past was for a specific flavored syrup. Here is a general recipe for how to do a basic, unflavored simple syrup. You can play around with your own flavor combinations by adding flavors or substituting the water with other liquids. Just keep in mind that other liquids will have different water contents, so you may have to adjust the cooking time or add a touch of water to keep the consistency appropriate. (We suggest making the base syrup a few times before you get crazy, just so you know what to look for consistency wise.)
Bring water to a low boil. Add sugar and stir for until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.