Simple Syrup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling


1-2/3 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This is used to sweeten a variety of mixed drinks, but can also be used to sweeten iced tea or coffee.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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