Simple Syrup
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Simple Syrup

An effortless recipe for making an all-natural simple syrup. You’ll have your own Simple Syrup in minutes with only 2 ingredients, sugar & water.

Have you ever added sugar to a glass of iced tea and vigorously stirred it to dissolve it, only to discover a puddle of semi-dissolved granules at the bottom? The same can be said for making lemonade and other cold drinks and cocktails, but there is an easy solution! There’s a reason why it’s called easy! Simple syrup is made up of two simple ingredients: sugar and water in equal parts. It’s incredibly simple to make and has the ability to elevate beverages and desserts in ways that regular sugar cannot.

Making Other Simple Syrup Flavors

Now that you know how to make the base of simple syrup we can now make other flavored syrup! You can definitely start making unique flavors. Here some of our suggestions that you can add to the base of simple syrup:

  • Cinnamon stick
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Herbs
  • Fruit

Those are just a few ideas on flavors. When making the simple syrup, add the desired flavoring to the mixture, allow it to cool fully before removing the flavoring (this helps the flavors to develop), and store in a tightly sealed mason jar.

Our Flavored Syrup Recipe

lavender syrup
  • Lavender Simple Syrup: I wish I could just sit here and enjoy this tasty syrup. I can see drizzling this over Earl Gray tea or brushing it on a lemon cake.
  • Vanilla Simple Syrup: Perfect for making a caramel macchiato or flavoring your coffee, and adding it into your London Fog Latte
  • Cinnamon Syrup: I can feel autumn around the corner when adding this into my coffee and making a cinnamon latte, my fall favorite caramel apple spice, or just in warmed milk.

Flavored simple syrups make a great addition for making beverages and cocktails. Just experiment and you will discover many delicious flavors you can create.  

Bottles Used To Store Homemade Syrups

Regular Mouth Mason Jars 32 oz

Plastic Squeeze Bottles 12oz

Regular Mouth Mason Jars 16 oz

Screw Cap Bottle Syrup Pumps

Syrup Pump Dispenser


Glass Bottles with Screw Cap 25.4oz

How To Make Simple Syrup

Tools used: Saucepan, Mason Jars, Syrup Pump, Glass Measuring Cups, Measuring Cup, Silicone Spatula

Servings: 1 ½ Cups | Course: Sweetener | Cuisine: American


Prep: 1 minutes | Cook: 4 minutes

Simple Syrup

Time needed: 5 minutes.


  1. In a saucepan, add in the water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves over medium heat, then bring the mixture to a simmer for around 3-4 minutes without stirring. Don’t bring it to a boil. (it will start to caramelize)

    boiling water and sugar, then stirring it til dissolved

  2. Allow to cool completely before storing in a clean mason jar in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to 3 months. Can also leave out room temperature up to a month.

    Simple Syrup

Note: Just keep in mind if you are using cane sugar the syrup would be more clear and if you are using brown sugar such as Sugar in the Raw it will be more amber in color.  

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