How to make sugar syrup for cocktails

Written by sara klein
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to make sugar syrup for cocktails
Simple syrup is used to sweeten many cocktails. (SerrNovik/iStock/Getty Images)

Simple syrup -- also known as sugar syrup -- is an ingredient in numerous cocktail recipes. It can also replace the granulated sugar called for in some cocktail recipes for a smoother drink. Instead of buying simple syrup, try making it at home with these easy steps.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 500 ml (2 cups) sugar
  • Small saucepan
  • Funnel
  • Clean container that holds 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) of liquid

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Add one part water and two parts sugar to a small saucepan and heat to boiling point, stirring constantly.

  2. 2

    When the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat and continue stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil longer for a thicker syrup.

  3. 3

    Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.

  4. 4

    Pour the liquid through a funnel into a clean container and seal.

  5. 5

    Store the sugar syrup in the fridge.

Tips and warnings

  • Add flavour to your syrup by adding a vanilla bean, mint leaves or a knob of ginger to the mixture as it heats. Discard before storing.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.