Simple Syrup with Variations

Very Easy
Makes about 8 oz. (1 cup)
None Specified
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Instructions: 

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool 30 min. Store covered in the refrigerator.

VARIATIONS

FLAVORED SYRUPS: When sugar is dissolved, add 4 oz. fresh peeled and thinly sliced ginger, ½ oz. fresh rosemary or ½ oz. fresh thyme stems. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat; let steep 30 min. Strain syrup, discarding ginger or herbs, before storing covered in the refrigerator.

Note: Use simple syrup to sweeten lemonade, iced or hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate or use it to make cocktails.