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
In a small saucepan, stir together water and sugar.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is translucent, about 30 seconds.
Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container; chill, up to six months.