Simple Syrup

Joined Mar 11, 2007
Makes about 2 cups

2 cups (14 ounces) granulated sugar

1 cup water



Simple syrup is a combination of sugar and water, boiled for just a few minutes until if forms a syrup. I keep this in my refrigerator for making lemonades, mixing cocktails (and for rimming the glass with salt for margaritas, and making sorbets. 

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and place over high heat, stirring occasionally. When the water begins to show small bubbles, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. At this point the sugar should be dissolved. Pour into a storage container, let cool to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate. The syrup keeps almost indefinitely.
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