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Simple Syrup Recipes (regular and flavored)

Simple syrup is fast and easy to make at home. Infuse it with different ingredients to change the flavor completely!

Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine American
Keyword flavored simple syrup recipe, how to make simple syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 1 tablespoons servings approximately(aproximately 1 1/2 cups total)
Calories 32 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Regular (unflavored)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Flavored Simple Syrups (NOTE: regular recipe PLUS ingredients listed per type)

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Cranberry

  • 1 ½ cups fresh Cranberries

Lavender

Mint

  • 1 cup fresh Mint Leaves

Rosemary

  • 1/4 cup fresh Rosemary Leaves

Raspberry

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh Raspberries (2 6-ounce cartons)

Instructions

Regular (unflavored)

  1. Combing the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to fully cool.
  3. Store in a sealed container for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. NOTE: regular and flavored simple syrups should be stored in this way.

Cinnamon

  1. Add the cinnamon stick to the regular simple syrup while boiling. Boil 3 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and allow to fully cool.
  3. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. 

Vanilla

  1. Add the prepared vanilla bean it to the sugar and water for the regular recipe.

  2. Follow the regular recipe. Remove the vanilla bean after cool.

Cranberry

  1. Add the fresh cranberries to the regular recipe. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

  2. Allow to simmer until the berries have popped (2-3 minutes) and remove from heat. Cool fully.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve.

Lavender

  1. Combine lavender with the sugar and water. Follow the instructions in the regular recipe.

  2. When cooled, strain the lavender out of the simple syrup using a fine sieve.

Mint

  1. Add the fresh mint leaves to the regular recipe. Allow to simmer 2 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool fully, at least 30 minutes.
  3. When cooled, strain the mint out of the simple syrup using a fine sieve.

Rosemary

  1. Add the fresh rosemary leaves to the regular recipe. Allow to simmer 1 minute.

  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool fully, at least 30 minutes.
  3. When cooled, strain the rosemary leaves out of the simple syrup using a fine sieve.

Raspberry

  1. Add thes fresh raspberries to the base recipe. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.

  2. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes; smash the raspberries with a mixing spoon or whisk while simmering to break them up.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to steep until cool (approximately 1 hour).
  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. 

Nutrition Facts
Simple Syrup Recipes (regular and flavored)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.