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Simple Syrup (and more easy syrups!)

Amy Traynor
Learn how to make simple syrup the right (and easy) way for consistently delicious cocktails and mocktails, plus how to make honey syrup, demerara syrup, and more!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1.5 cups


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Combine the sugar and water in a jar or other container.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves (about 2 minutes). If using a mason jar, screw the lid on and shake to dissolve the sugar more quickly. Use warm water (but not boiling) for even quicker syrup.
  • Store leftover simple syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Honey Syrup: use equal parts water and honey.
Demerara Syrup: use equal parts hot water and demerara sugar.
Keyword cocktail syrups, simple syrup, syrups
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