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How to Make Simple Syrup (and Flavored Simple Syrup recipes)

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

Simple Syrup (regular - unflavored)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

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

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Vanilla Simple Syrup

Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 ½ cups fresh Cranberries

Lavender Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh Mint Leaves

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup fresh Rosemary Leaves

Raspberry Simple Syrup

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

Instructions

Simple Syrup (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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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 Simple Syrup

  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
How to Make Simple Syrup (and Flavored Simple Syrup recipes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 0g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.