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Basic Simple Syrup

It's ready in minutes, lasts for months, and dissolves quickly in iced tea and other cold drinks.

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together water and sugar.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is translucent, about 30 seconds.

  3. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container; chill, up to six months.

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