Simple Syrup

Simple Sugar Syrup Recipe

As any bartender will tell you, you always need a bottle of simple syrup in the cupboard.  It has so many uses:  southern sweet iced tea, iced coffee, lime spritzer and more. I make a litre of this at a time and store it in sterilised Kilner bottles so that I am always ready to whip up delicious alternatives to fizzy drinks.

Simple Sugar Syrup

Simple sugar syrup has many uses. Use in sweet iced tea, mint juleps, mojitos or iced coffee.
CuisineAmerican, British
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings1 litres
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  • 1 kilo sugar caster
  • 1 litre water


  • Sterlise your Kilner bottles
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and water.
  • Bring to simmer and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Pour into bottles and store for up to three months.