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How To Make Simple Syrup

Learn all you need to know for how to make simple syrup for cocktails!  An essential for any bar, simply syrup is easy to make.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine the water and the sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the syrup has thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Cool completely.

  3. Use in all your cocktails and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.