February 17, 2021
Simple syrup is sugar dissolved into an equal part of water. Many drinks, particularly some amazing cocktails, require simple syrup. It is also used in the kitchen in baked goods and salad dressings. After you have mastered basic simple syrup, which you will making it just once, you can move to the next level and start making flavored simple syrups. While it is possible to buy simple syrup at the store, I beg you not to. It is so cheap and easy to make that you really shouldn’t.
I made a video a while back demonstrating how to make simple syrup. All you have to do is mix one cup of sugar with one cup of water in a sauce pan. Turn the heat to high and stir until all the sugar is dissolved, about two minutes. Let it cool and then store it in the fridge in an airtight container. That’s all it takes to make the most common cocktail ingredient after ice.