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How to Make Simple Syrup

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Simple Syrup Recipe

For your basic simple syrup recipe, you need two ingredients: water and sugar. The ratio of water to sugar can vary, but we usually stick to equal parts water to sugar. For 1 cup of sugar, we use 1 cup of water. That’s it.

Simple Syrup
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For 1 1/2 cups of simple syrup, combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. Note: In case you were wondering, chemistry is to blame for the missing 1/2 cup -- You would think 1 cup of water + 1 cup of sugar would equal 2 cups, but it doesn't, chemistry is like that sometimes.
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You Will Need
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved in to the water. Cool before using. Store covered in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

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