Bartender's Sugar Syrup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cocktails and other drinks often list sugar syrup as an ingredient, so having just found a recipe for a yummy sounding cocktail I rushed out to buy some. Of course you can never find an ingredient when you are particularly looking for it and yes, you’ve guessed it, there was a large gap in the shelf where the sugar syrup should have been! So on my return home I surfed the Internet and found a website called Lo and behold, they had a recipe for making sugar syrup, and here it is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 4 tablespoons of water and 4 tablespoons of caster sugar into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring to the boil, then continue to boil without stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Cool then refrigerate in a covered container and keep for no longer than 2 weeks.


Most Helpful

We make this as needed using granulated sugar with great results. You could just substitute it by using honey, but it's so simple to make sugar syrup (aka. simple syrup, gomme syrup and sirop de gomme), and it adds a little homemade touch to your cocktails. Thanks for posting. :)

2Bleu December 10, 2008

Thank you! You singlehandedly saved our "mum's cocktail night out"! Couldn't find sugar syrup at local supermarket. What's a girl to do? Sure enough - found the best recipe on RecipeZaar! Thanks Mrs B - You rock!

Suek 2 August 11, 2007

Perfect! By the way, this can easily be scaled up or down - as long as you use equal proportions of sugar to water. Thanks for posting this handy recipe! :)

flower7 March 26, 2007

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