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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is made from equal parts white sugar and water. a 1:1 ratio is the norm so 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. For a thicker syrup in cocktails, some bars prefer a 2:1 ratio. 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Syrup
Keyword: Simple syrup,, sugar, sugar syrup, syrup
Servings: 700 ml
Calories: 581kcal
Author: Christopher Menning
Cost: £1


  • Saucepan
  • 700ml Bottle
  • Spoon
  • Funnel


  • 500 g White Sugar
  • 500 ml Water


  • Heat some water on a pan until boiling and reduce the heat. 
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Now let the liquid cool down before adding it to a sterile bottle with a funnel.
  • Add to the fridge when cooled down.


Keep for up to two weeks before it goes off! 


Calories: 581kcal
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