How to Make Simple Syrup

How to make Simple Syrup. It’s called simple syrup for a reason – it’s simple – never buy the stuff at the store again. This recipe for how to make it will save you time AND money! Use it in cocktails, coffee, cakes, and more – it’s super versatile and will hold in your fridge for up to 4 weeks (I’ve had it go longer).

Just… make sure to put it in the fridge… or that’s how you get ants…


  • Water, preferably distilled
  • Sugar


  • Bottle or class container with cap
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Scale (optional)
  • Kettle (optional)


  1. Put 1.5 cups to heat in a kettle or a microwave. Doesn’t have to be boiling, just hot
  2. Measure out ~200 to 250g of sugar. Remember the actual mass you used **(If you dont have a scale, simply measure out 1 or 1.5 cups of sugar using a measuring cup)**
  3. Add the sugar to your bottle (use a funnel if necesssary)
  4. Put your bottle with the sugar back on the scale and tare it
  5. Add the same amount of hot water into the bottle as you did the sugar (Fun Fact, 1 mL of water is equal to 1g!)
  6. Cap the bottle and shake for 30 seconds to a minute. Let sit for a few minutes and it will become clear
  7. After it has cooled off, place in the fridge for up to 4 weeks!

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