Simple Syrup is a staple for a reason. It's ready in minutes, lasts for months, and dissolves quickly in iced tea and other cold drinks.
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.