4 jars of infused simple syrup
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How to Make Simple Syrup

Easy simple syrups are a wonderful way to bring flavor to drinks, recipes, and more. Infuse them with flavor for an added kick.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Condiment, Pantry Staple
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, beverages, dessert, pantry, pantry staple, sauces, savory
Servings: 32 Tablespoons
Calories: 27kcal


  • 8 ounces white sugar or 1 cup
  • 8 ounces water

Optional Infused flavors

  • 1 Tbs whole spices OR
  • 3 Tbs lightly chopped fresh herb OR
  • 1 cup lightly chopped fruit OR
  • 2 ounces citrus juice* plus zest*


Classic Simple Syrup

  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and store in refrigerated up to one month.

Infused Simple Syrup

  • Combine sugar and water, stire until dissolved and hot, remove from heat, add in mix ins, cover and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes.
  • Strain add ins through fine mesh sieve into a storage jar. Makes 2 cups. Store in fridge up to 1 month.


*Replace 2 ounces of water with 2 ounces of squeezed juice for citrus infusions.
*Be sure to avoid the white part of the citrus to make sure your syrup isn't bitter.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g