How to Whip up Some Simple Syrup

I have, as of late, been making my own simple syrup for my iced green tea. It’s super duper freakishly easy to do and you can store it in a mason jar in the fridge. Then dump as much as you want into any beverage you like, or swig it straight from the jar!

Why make it? Because liqui-sugar mixes very easily with liqui-beverage and you won’t have crunchy sugar crystals hanging out on the bottom of the glass, not mixing in properly.

Measure out 1 part sugar

and 1 part water

and then gently stir them together in a pot.


Bring your concoction to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and let it gently boil for about 3-4 minutes. The longer it boils, the goopier it becomes.

Remove from heat and amuse yourself while it cools completely.

Then dump it into a cute little jar and store it in the refrigerator. If you are the crafty sort, you can print out or hand-letter fancy labels for it, thus ensuring nobody will steal your potion.

Try simple syrup with:

Coffee drinks, Old Fashioneds or Mojitos you don’t want to muddle, iced tea, oatmeal, you name it. In fact, let me know if you make this and how you use it. I need to know your sugar habits.



  1. 10/10/2011 / 2:05 pm

    I love that you can make a simple "Syrple" recipe so entertaining.

  2. 10/11/2011 / 10:00 am

    I bet that feels cool going into the veins.

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