Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!
Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!
It was easier and faster to prepare this myself than to run up to the store to buy it!! I made it in less than 4 or 5 minutes. Also, since it's equal parts of sugar and water, it's easy to remember for future!Read More
It was easier and faster to prepare this myself than to run up to the store to buy it!! I made it in less than 4 or 5 minutes. Also, since it's equal parts of sugar and water, it's easy to remember for future!
I needed simple syrup to make mojitos the same way we make them at my bar, and this is the same recipe we use, with one exception... if you want that pretty golden color that you might associate with syrup, try using "Sugar in the Raw" (the brown, large grained, unbleached sugar) instead of white sugar. The syrup is a beautiful golden brown and a little thicker this way. My mojitos turned out great using this recipe, but you get a more syrupy texture and taste if you use "Sugar in the Raw". Just a note!
I made this specifically for iced tea. My kids used to heap sugar by the wheelbarrow into their bitter iced tea. Now, with this, I can monitor how much sugar actually goes into the tea. I added a few drops of lemon juice, and it's great. Thanks for the recipe Shaggy!
I use this base recipe for everything and it can be adjusted to fit lots of purposes. For margaritas I make this syrup and add lime juice to mix with tequila and triple sec. I add vanilla to this recipe to make syrup for iced coffee. >>>>>>ONE HINT>>>>>> It is easy to make this syrup as thick or as thin as you would llike. If you want it thin follow as written and turn it off after it starts to boil. If you want a thicker syrup just cook it longer lowering the heat a little bit after it starts to boil.
I made this...just for the heck of it and ended up using it in my iced tea. It's quick and easy to remember. I like the idea of brushing this between cake layers. Thanks for sharing.
I find it incredibly annoying when ignorant people down-rate a recipe just because of their lack of knowledge or experience. This is called "simple syrup" for a reason, it is supposed to be ultra sweet ... it is basically liquid sugar. If it is too sweet for your recipe ... USE A BIT LESS (don't shoot the messenger dummy)! This recipe is the BOMB, and really comes in handy. 1 tsp. (this) simple syrup = 1 tsp. sugar, period. Store it in the fridge (well-sealed) and it will keep for months. My only suggestion is that you use purified or filtered water and high-quality sugar (the clearer the result, the better).
This is really easy! just pour out as much as you plan on using, or else you get crumbs in it and have to throw the rest away. A great way to put moisture on your cakes.
Very easy to make. It lasts awhile in the fridge too.
Thanks for clearing up the mystery, Shaggy! Now I'll save all kinds of money on something so simple!
The secret is out!!!!! Great recipe to post! Thanks :)
Nice and esay!
added a little packet of koolaid and had a perfect syrup for sno cones.
great recipe. You can add mint leaves to the ingrediants. It's good with mojitos. All you need to add is 1 oz. rum and 1 oz. syrup, 1/2 fresh squeezed lime and 4 oz. club soda. Rim glass with sugar and add a fresh mint leaf.
Need a fruit glaze or topping for pound cake? Just make a simple syrup and cook until it begins to boil. Simmer for five minutes and add sliced strawberries, peaches or any type berries. Spoon over cake and enjoy. It's great.
I was recently at a restaurant and ordered iced coffee, it was served with Simple Syrup. It was nice not having to stir sugar to disolve granules. I made mine 1 part water and 2 parts sugar for cocktails, since ice was involved, which would water this syrup down. I stored in a glass jar for future use. In appreciatedreading all the reviews here for the many uses. I have also heard that freezing fresh whole fruit in this syrup stops freezer burn, and keeps color intact (ex. strawberries).
Had a martini recipe that called for MANGO SYRUP. I peeled & sliced 4 mangos. Boiled them in 6 cups of water until the liquid was reduced by half (3 cups). then strained the liquid and added 6 cups of sugar so the syrup would be thicker and sweeter. Turned out perfectly! By the way the martini recipe is: 1 shot Absolut Mandrin, 1/2 shot triple sec, 1/2 shot mango syrup, 1/2 shot cranberry juice. shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. It is similar to the Sydney's Cosmo at Outback Steakhouse.
My husband asked me to make him some "sugar water" for making homemade Whiskey Sour mix. What else is there to say about this simple, handy recipe? As others have mentioned, it's good for moistening cakes, for use in cocktails, adding flavorings to it makes it useful for coffees - this is just handy stuff to have, and couldn't be easier to make. If you add citrus juice or other extracts and boil longer til it reduces, you can make a true glaze for cakes that dries shiny and clear :) Thanks for posting this handy recipe!
Haven't seen this idea. When I make the syrup, I always triple the recipe, or more. Freeze what I don't use in ice cube trays. Then when iit is party time, I freeze lemon juice, or whatever fruit I want the drinks to taste like, toss the whole works into the blender along with some chilled water, with the appropriate color for the fruit, and garnish, and you have an elegant 'boozeless' drink. If you want liquor, just use that as part of the liquid. Always an elegant pppppppppppresentation. Jimmie
Basic simple syrup good to use in ice tea or lemonade or any drink that calls for sugar it doesnt leave a sugary texture. Also can add split vanilla bean and remove when done cooking, for a vanilla simple syrupor play around with different extracts just be sure to add them in when it is done cooking You can store in the fridge for a while.
Also great for preparing hummingbird food concentrate. Keep in a glass container in the refrigerator. Just add three parts water when you're ready to use it.
Did not work for what I had planned, which was syrup for snow cones & slushies. Too Sweet
This works well. I've also made it with 1 part water to 2 parts sugar and used it with equal parts of lemon juice and then topped with water or soda to make perfect fresh lemonade. I was taught to put a pinch of salt in with the sugar. It helps pull up the sweetness.
I added about a teaspoon of vanilla extract after it cooled a bit, and I use it to put in my coffee. Tastes like the vanilla syrup used in coffee shops--fabulous!
Thanks for the recipe - used it on a chocolate cake and it kept it moist 'til it was all "et" up!
I keep this in the fridge at all times. I use it in my cold coffee drinks, cocktails, tea etc.
Many good uses for this recipe! Makes a wonderful sweetener that wont cloud up when making iced tea!
This solves the problem of gritty unsweetened ice tea! Perfect for cocktails too!
Used "Sugar in the Raw" as a healthier alternative to refined white sugar. I used this to sweeten freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Delish! I feel so silly that I didn't realize how easy it is to make this:)
Been using this recipe for months I make usually 4 cups of both water & sugar and dd uses it to make her Tea sweet w. out all that gritty texture..
Perfect for family gatherings where everyone has their own idea of how sweet their iced tea should be. I make unsweetened tea and put the simple syrup on the table in a cream pitcher. Everyone's happy.
Awesome and so easy!!!
This made the BEST limeade ever. Added 1 1/2 c. fresh squeezed limes, 7 c h2o and this recipe. Absolutely amazing servered chilled!!
Worked PERFECTLY! I made two batches... a plain white sugar syrup, and another with turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw). I poured the turbinado syrup over crushed mint leaves. I'll let it steep 24 hours before straining out the leaves and discarding them. Gorgeous dark mint syrup, right on time for Derby Day! I can offer my guests a mint julep... OR a mojito!
This was amazing in the fact that I used it to brush on cake layers and it kept the cake so moist and delicious!! Will definitely use every time I bake a cake!!!!
Use with lorraine flavorings to make kids snow cone flavors!!! YUMMY
When I worked at Baskin Robbins, we made our shakes with a squirt of Simple Syrup, that came in premade containers. I'm sure this was all it was, sugar water. Thanks for the recipe, I never thought about making it at home to get that true Baskin Robbins taste - ice cream, a little milk and a squirt of simple syrup. Also going to try this on my cakes like the other reviews say!
This is good.I also like infusing the simple syrup w/a vanilla bean. I drizzle it over fruit for a quick easy delicious fruit salad
Thanks for adding this Medium-thick recipe. For those looking for a variety of syrups check out the site's page. http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Making-Simple-Syrup/Detail.aspx The thick version is great for Absinthe drinks.
It worked really well on pancakes too I added a dash of cinnamon and a hand full of brown sugar and my kids love it.. it made them melt in your mouth!!!
I made this when I realized I did not have syrup for pancakes. It tasted great.
Pretty good for a pancake quick fix! Thanks! :)
very quick & easy to make, does wonders for the cake especially if it came out dry
Cut this down to four servings as that all I needed for pouring over a cake. Instead of water I used Limoncello to correspond with the flavours in the cake. Simple enough, and worked well.
we add fresh mint when boiling for iced tea....
Truly fast and easy to make. I halved the recipe and used my simple syrup to brush across three cake layers I made from scratch. I had to let the cake layers sit out to cool and cover with plastic wrap because I couldn't get to frosting the cake for a while. I wanted to make certain the cake wasn't dry so turned to simple syrup for my secret. I halved the recipe, portioned out what I need and flavored my portion I was using with a few drops of LorAnn strawberry oil for the particular cake I was making. Absolutely perfect !! I placed what I didn't use in the refrigerator. Thanks for the recipe!!
Simple and easy! I use this in a lot of my cocktails that I make when entertaining. Keeps really well in the fridge too.
Thanks, I made this for mojitos, I didn't have fresh mint so I cooked some dried mint into the simple syrup, was actually pretty good:) think of the mint bits you'll drink as an added bonus! ANTIOXIDANTS! Lol. Or you can strain them.
Very easy to make!
This is the perfect recipe for simple syrup, only I don't usually wait for the water to boil. generally speaking, plain old "really really hot" water from the tap is enough to dissolve the sugar, and you're makin' margaritas before you know it! :-)
After I made pancakes I realized we were out of syrup. I used this recipe, adding some butter and vanilla flavoring. The syrup wasn't thick but we used it on our pancakes and added a dollop of strawberry preserves to the top. Yummy. Just enough sweetness.
Simple !!!! Followed the directions to the T. I will always keep this on hand.
YES! This is the exact recipe/ratio I use when making simple syrup and it never disappoints...PERFECT! :)
This is a must for my homemade margaritas.
We use microwave instead of stove.
Great to know, great to use. Thanks for the tips about the cakes. I use this for drinks, great base for margaritas (cook with lemons and limes).
I used it to preserve some lemons for future use! Easy!
this was nice as a sweetener, i originally used it as a substitute for a light corn syrup and ended up having plenty left over so i poured it into some iced tea that i brewed. very versatile.
It's great to have this on-hand in the fridge, it makes preparing lemonade a snap. I have to try the cake trick that other reviewers have mentioned.
Easy to make and use. Great in iced tea.
Worked great! I made this to go in the Watermelon Martini recipe on this site.
Great recipe for use in drinks (especially mojitos!). Easy easy easy!
Easy to make and use. I put it out when I serve iced tea so everyone can have their tea as sweet as they wish.
worked great for my cakes and so easy to make too =)
Perfect simple syrup recipe.
I use this recipe a lot for cocktails that call for simple syrup.
Used this for the bar. Terrific for my adult beverages. I cannot wait to try this for cakes as the Most Helpful Reviews suggest!
Thank you for posting this SIMPLE recipe!! I (and I assume a few more people) don't know all of the very basics, and it helps to LITERALLY have EVERYTHING I need in one app!! Thanks again! :)
So easy and not too thick!
very good recipe. simple, easy, made 2 cups of syrup.
I tried this for our mint juleps and found in cloyingly sweet. Any ideas on how I can use the extra?
This recipe is absolutely fabulous. I loved it.
Super easy. You can infuse with mint or citrus. Delicious with club soda and a dash of your favorite liquor.
I made this to use in a mint tea recipe and it was delicious and perfect for what I needed! Easy too! Thanks!
I used a pyrex bowl in the mircowave, added 5 mint leaves and 3 tablespoons organic 100% lemon juice to it, for a great iced tea sweetener
Couldn't be easier.
Just what I needed for a drink recipe. Really foolproof. EDITED 08/05/08: This makes a good substitute when you are out of coffee creamer. Just add a couple tablespoons to your coffee with a little vanilla. It even tastes better. I used it in a blended coffee drink which worked out perfectly.
simple syrup...no way to mess this up.
I can't believe I had to make a change to this one...its only 2 ingredients!!! Lol! But here goes... I made this with 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. I'm using this to make Limoncello Martini's and thats what the martini recipe said to do! Turned out great! Tastes just like sweet water!;)
simple but not special
Perfect for tea! Thanks!
So quick, so easy, and so affordable. I hate the grittyness that sugar can leave behind in cold drinks and simple syrup is the perfect remedy to that problem. I always knew it was easy to make but for some reason I had never tried it before now. With a 1-1 ratio of sugar to water, the ingredients are easy to remember as well! I added a half teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to a half batch of this syrup and used a teaspoon of it in my cold-brewed iced coffee. Delicious!
I use this constantly for my cosmo's. I always have it added to my drinks when I go to resturants.
Just what'cha need when a recipe calls for "simple syrup". It's not really meant to be by itself.
You lost me at 'Boil Water'. Emeril Lagasse's Simple Syrup recipe has 19 steps.
I used this to sweeten fresh squeezed lemonade. Delicious!
I use this to make ginger iced tea, just steep the ginger in the mixture while on the stove.
Thanks for the recipe - it's so easy, but I wasn't sure how to make it right! Turned out great for my mojito!
a French 75 in the making
Perfect, simple recipe! We are big sweet tea drinkers in my house so I keep this on hand at all times in the fridge. I recently made this and while heating the sugar/water mixture I added some leftover orange and lemon zest I had from making a cheesecake. It made the whole house smell wonderful and it tastes fantastic!
Great to have on hand in a mason jar in the fridge. If you love fresh lemonade - just add a couple of teaspoons to the juice of one lemon, add water and ice. Beats the winter blahs and the summer heat to make a fresh glass anytime you want.
Very easy to make and it kept my cake extremely moist.
I only needed a little bit, so took a shortcut by combining equal parts sugar and water in a glass measuring cup and microwaving for about 3 minutes, stirring a few times while cooking, until dissolved. So easy!
Good stuff! Didn't realize it was so easy! Thank you!!!
Made this to put some on a cake that i had made and it worked pretty well before i frost it. Thanks
so simple to make and everything taste so much better.
My mother made simple syrup for pancakes when I was a kid at home, if we should run out of pancake syrup. Good for many uses.