Easy Simple Syrup

Two ingredients! Only two ingredients! Our Easy Simple Syrup could not be easier and should be a staple in every pantry. A common ingredients to so many cocktails, you can now have a fresh homemade option to enhance any of your holiday beverages.

Easy Simple Syrup on placemat

How many times have you looked at a recipe for a yummy cocktail and one of the ingredients is simple syrup? Then you groan because you don’t have it (or don’t know what it is) and move on to the next recipe? Well, stop doing that! Keep our recipe on hand for a super easy simple syrup and stop missing out of awesome cocktails in the future.

What is simple syrup made of?

Traditional simple syrup is made from one part water to one part sugar. White granulated sugar is the standard sweetener, but once you’ve mastered that basic base, you can experiment with other sugars, just being sure to keep the ratio the same.

What is a substitute for simple syrup?

There are a few alternatives to using simple syrup. The most popular when you go to a bar are gum syrup and agave nectar. Molasses, honey or honey syrup are other options, though they should be used selectively in cocktails. All of these options have distinctly different flavors and can alter the taste you are going for.

Water and Sugar to make Easy Simple Syrup

Ingredients for Easy Simple Syrup:

  • Water
  • Sugar

How to make:

Turn turn burner to medium heat. Pour water into the sauce pan. Next, pour sugar in slowly and mix are you do. Stir mixture constantly until sugar fully dissolves.

Syrup in a pot on the stove

Once that happens, turn off heat and allow to cool. Leave the syrup uncovered. Once cooled, pour syrup into a jar or container with airtight lid.

Stirring sugar and water in small pot

The syrup will keep in refrigerator for up to one month. If you know you aren’t going to need a ton, you can always half our recipe so nothing goes to waste. The most important part of the recipe is to keep the ingredient ration 1:1.

Easy Simple Syrup

As the holidays fast approach, it’s tough to always remember what you need from the store all the time. We know that homemade doesn’t always translate to “easy”. Luckily, this time it does! Our Easy Simple Syrup is one last thing you need from the store and something that can be easily thrown together when you are short on time! Most of our content is geared toward simple and fresh, so pop on over to our beverage section and see all the yummy ideas we have!

Yield: 1 cup

Easy Simple Syrup

Easy Simple Syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water


  1. Pour sugar and water into a small saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Stir mixture constantly until sugar fully dissolves.
  3. Turn off heat and allow to cool, uncovered.
  4. Pour syrup into a jar or container with airtight lid.
  5. Syrup will keep in refrigerator for up to one month.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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