Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Simple Syrup is little more then a mixture of sugar and water. The sweetness and/or density is a matter of preference. Thin and medium syrup is best for cocktails, while thicker syrup is used for sundaes, fountain drinks and deserts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups water
  • Add

  • 1 cup sugar, for thin syrup (for medium syrup use 2 cups, for thick syrup use 3 cups)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Pour in sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and allow contents to cool.
  4. Refrigerate in a sealed container until ready for use.


Most Helpful

So simple-I never knew! Thank you, Grace, for posting a much needed recipe!!!

Mrs.Jack October 24, 2008

I made this for a cocktail recipe. I had no idea what it was either, until I did a search and found your recipe! lol Thanks for posting! I took a pic, but it's not as nice as the one already shown here, so I won't post it!

Sara 76 September 16, 2008

We used this in our Mojitos, and it worked perfectly! The recipe I had was for a home made mix and called for simple sugar (I must admit I had no idea what simple sugar was... turns out it is a simple sugar water mix LOL) and I was delighted that I found your recipe. Thanks so much for posting your recipe, it has become a regular at our home ;)

V.A. May 22, 2007

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