August 22, 2004

Simple Syrup


Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Directions:
In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Cool completely. Pour into a clean jar and cap tightly. Refrigerate and use as needed.

or try this variation
flavored simple syrup:
to the boiling water add citrus peel and zest (orange, tangerine, lime, lemon and blood orange are especially good) or 1 inch piece ginger cut into matchsticks or a cinnamon stick or any whole spices. Prepare as usual but strain out any solids before use.

My thoughts:
Simple syrup is good to have on hand. I like to use in drinks, it dissolves well so you aren't left with sugar at the bottom of your glass. Excellent for use in homemade lemonade.

5 comments:

  1. I wanted to make mint juleps last year for the Kentucky Derby. They were awful, but my leftover minted simple syrup was perfect to add to unsweetened iced tea.

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  2. Simple syrup is the house-choice to put the "sweet" in sweet tea :)

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  3. Thank you for this EASY recipe for simple syrup. I've avoided making it for years. And I was also making Mint Juleps not too long ago.
    Would also be quite handy for Mardis Gras.

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  4. I found your blog when I searched for "coconut simple syrup". My son and I recently bought a coconut and I threw out the "milk" from inside it because it didn't taste terrific. As I see the title of your blog, I'm curious as to what you think of making a simple syrup with only coconut water.

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  5. Madcookie, I bet you could try to make simple syrup with it, but if it already tastes less than terrific, I wouldn't bother. Boiling it will only reduce it and concentrate the flavor.

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