Simple syrup is, in fact, one of the easiest things I’ve ever made in the kitchen. It consists of water and sugar, and is THE only way to sweeten your cold drinks in the hot summertime. I also use it in between cake layers to keep my decorated cakes moist and yummy. You can store leftovers in the fridge or at room temperature.
Makes approximately 1 ½ cups
1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup water
Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow to bubble for 1 to 2 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved; stir as necessary.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Add to your favorite cool drinks, such as Cranberry Raspberry Iced Tea or Iced Coffee.
I prefer to store mine in the fridge, but it also keeps well at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.