Simple Syrup Recipe

Having a basic Simple Syrup recipe in your personal cocktail recipe folder is essential for every home bartender. - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Having a basic Simple Syrup recipe in your personal cocktail recipe folder is essential for every home bartender. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Having a basic Simple Syrup recipe in your personal cocktail recipe folder is essential for every home bartender. The super easy {DIY} Simple Syrup recipe is less expensive than buying simple syrup. Simple Syrup only takes a few minutes to make from gathering ingredients to capping the finished product for storage. It would take you longer to go borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor than it would take to make this super easy Simple Syrup recipe.

Simple Syrup Recipe

A Homemade Simple Syrup Recipe will stay fresh in sealed container in the refrigerator for two to three weeks. I use one ounce of vodka as preservative in my simple syrup recipe. - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

A Homemade Simple Syrup Recipe will stay fresh in sealed container in the refrigerator for two to three weeks. I use one ounce of vodka as preservative in my simple syrup recipe. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Simple Syrup

1 cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 cup Distilled Water

1 ounce Vodka – optional

Place granulated sugar and water in saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously. Heat until sugar is completely melted and mixture just begins to simmer. Remove from heat. Allow to cool. Add vodka as preservative if desired. Strain into glass bottle. Seal with lid. Refrigerate.

Simple Syrup Recipe instrucktions: Place granulated sugar and water in saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously. Heat until sugar is completely melted and mixture just begins to simmer. Allow to cool. Add 1 ounce vodka. Strain into glass storage container. Refrigerate. - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Simple Syrup Recipe instrucktions: Place granulated sugar and water in saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously. Heat until sugar is completely melted and mixture just begins to simmer. Allow to cool. Add 1 ounce vodka. Strain into glass storage container. Refrigerate. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Simple Syrup Recipe Storage and Notes

Clean and reuse emptied liquor bottles for your simple syrup recipe, sour mixes and other infusions. - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Clean and reuse emptied liquor bottles for your simple syrup recipe, sour mixes and other infusions. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

I store my homemade simple syrup recipe batches in the refrigerator for two to three weeks. Simple syrup recipes that contain real fruit might need to be made in smaller batches as they have a shorter shelf life to remain fresh.

Distilled water is not entirely necessary in the Simple Syrup recipe. I use distilled water or bottled water depending on what I have in the pantry at the time. This way I know I am not getting any tap water additives or minerals in the Simple Syrup recipe mixture. I used tap water for a long time and honestly, I am not sure if it makes a huge difference.

Vodka is also used as a preservative in very small quantities to extend the shelf life of some homemade skin care products.

Simple Syrup recipe ingredients are granulated sugar, water and vodka as preservative. - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Simple Syrup recipe ingredients are granulated sugar, water and vodka as preservative. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Once you have the basic Simple Syrup recipe committed to memory, flavored simple syrups are the next step to creative cocktail mixology.

Add your comment: What flavored Simple Syrup recipes would you recommend to others?

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