Simple syrup is a great addition to mixed drinks, tea, and coffee! It's perfect for sweetening cold drinks where regular sugar wouldn't normally dissolve with ease.
In this instructable, I'll teach you how to make simple syrup and how to flavor it. I'll show you the right ratio of sugar and water so that the syrup you make will always turn out just right. The photos above shown lemon-ginger and ginger-peppercorn simple syrup. They're my favorites. :D
Step 1: Ingredients!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
You can also flavor your syrup in many many ways. If something goes well with sweets, it will flavor simple syrup nicely! Consider trying some of these:
- cinnamon sticks
- whole cloves
- cardamom pods (yums!)
- lemon/lime/orange/grapefruit zest
- vanilla bean
- chili peppers, fresh or dried
- any sort of fruit you like!
Step 2: Boiling!
It'll be grainy at first, and then cloudy. When it's ready, the syrup will be totally clear!