Skip the store-bought simple syrup and make your own from scratch because it couldn’t be easier!
I wonder if this even qualifies as a “recipe” because it’s so elementary. All you’re going to need is granulated sugar and water.
Simple syrup is a staple ingredient in a LOT of mocktail recipes and is just like the name says… simple.
Simple Syrup Ratio
The ratio for sugar to water is 1:1. To figure out how much you’re going to yield after the sugar dissolves in the water, simply multiply the measurement number used for the sugar (or water) by 1.5.
For example, if you make simple syrup using 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, 1 x 1.5 = 1.5 cups of simple syrup. This is an approximation but a good way to determine about how much you’re going to yield.
Be sure to make extra while you’re at it because it keeps for up to a month when stored in a well-sealed jar (or airtight container) in the fridge.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stirring occasionally, heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Yields approximately 1.5 cups.
- When stored properly in a well-sealed jar or airtight container, this will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Nutritional info is provided as a courtesy, is not guaranteed and should only be considered as a guideline. Please read my Nutritional Disclaimer for more info.