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Simple Syrup

The sweetener is an important element in many different drinks. Leaving it out affects the entire drink, and adding too much can do the same. So to achieve that perfect, balanced sweetness, it’s actually quite easy and your drinks will taste much better.

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How to Make a Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Keyword: Simple Syrup
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Paul Kushner
Learn how to make simple syrup at home with ease. This recipe is literally simple, requires just two ingredients, and will be free of any additives.


  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 cup of cane sugar


  • Begin by adding one cup of water to your saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once your water is heated, add one cup of sugar.
  • Stir the sugar until it dissolves.
  • Allow the syrup to cool until it reaches room temperature.
  • Once cooled, transfer your syrup to a glass container for storage.
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Simple Syrup
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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