Simple Syrup for Cocktails

If you’re looking up recipes for Simple Syrup, you are likely new to at-home mixology. Hi friend! Welcome to the world’s fasted growing club! The club that makes you realize that there is a silver lining to this pandemic! People worldwide are Poppin bottles and getting creative with their at-home bar!

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So you looked up a cocktail recipe, and it said 1 part simple syrup, and you clicked the back button thinking, “nope, that’s too hard.”

Well, I’m here to tell you that a- it’s not hard, and b- having a bottle of this simple syrup in your fridge will blow your cocktail possibilities wide open!

All you need is:
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • A saucepan
  • Glass storage container – a Mason jar world work

That’s right; the ingredients list is so short that I added a saucepan and storage container to it to make it look more impressive!

The directions are just as short!

You heat 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved.

Now all you have to do is let it cool and store it in a glass bottle in your fridge. It will keep for about 3 weeks.

You can make any amount of simple syrup as long as you keep the ration 1:1.

What will you make with your Simple Syrup?

Now that you’ve got your Simple Syrup ready, let’s start making some cocktails! I love the Cucumber Basil Gin Smash right now. I’m doing my best to hold onto summer a little bit longer!

Simple Syrup is not just for cocktails! You can use it to make sorbet, moisten layer cakes. Your iced tea will never be the same now that you have a bottle of simple syrup in the fridge!

What will you make with your simple syrup? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

Simple Syrup for Cocktails



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Making cocktails at home? This Simple Syrup is so easy to make, that it’s hard to even call it a recipe.


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar


  • Add water to the saucepan and heat on medium heat.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved. There is no need to boil.
  • Let the sugar water cool then pour into a glass container and store in the fridge.



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