Simple Syrup and variations


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  • Yield : 1 1/2 - 2 cups
  • Cook Time : 10m

Basic simple syrup recipe.

Variation Ideas:

Make basic recipe and add:

*1/4 – 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 tsp. cocoa powder

*1/4 – 1/2 cup lemon juice

*1/4 – 1/2 cup other juices such as coconut, pineapple, peach, apricot with 1 tsp. vanilla extract

*1 tbsp. butter and 1 tsp. extract of your choice: vanilla, maple, almond


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water


Step 1

In medium pot over medium high heat, stir water and sugar together (and other ingredients if using). Bring to a boil.

Step 2

Once boiling, stir to dissolve sugar. Continue cooking until large bubbles form. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Pour into heat safe jar and leave on counter until completely cooled. Cap and place in fridge until well chilled. Syrup will thicken while cooling.

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