Making homemade simple syrup is a great way to add sweetness to your favourite drinks without having to resort to artificial sweeteners. When it’s done right, this easy-to-follow recipe can ensure you always have the perfect flavour and texture for your beverages.
Gather Your Ingredients.
Before you can make your own simple syrup, you need to gather the necessary ingredients. You will need sugar, water and a pot or pan. You can also add additional flavours such as rosemary, lavender, or even cinnamon sticks for added flavour. Make sure that all of your ingredients are measured precisely because this recipe is all about precision. Once you have everything ready, you can start making your perfect simple syrup!
Warm Up the Water and Sugar.
Begin by heating up the water on medium heat in a saucepan or pot. Make sure to stir it constantly, so all the sugar is dissolved. You may add additional flavours at this point if desired. When the mixture begins to boil, turn off the heat and let it cool down to room temperature before turning off the heat completely. Once cooled, store your simple syrup in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready for use!
Stir Until All the Sugar Has Dissolved Completely
It is essential to stir the mixture constantly while it’s simmering to make sure that all the sugar has dissolved completely. This will prevent the syrup from crystallizing and ensure it maintains a consistent texture. Adding additional flavours to your simple syrup can also be done during this stage – for example, you can add some citrus zest or vanilla extract for extra flavour!
Cool Down the Syrup Quickly
After it’s finished simmering, the next step is to cool down the syrup quickly. This can be done by submerging the lower portion of the pot in a bowl of cold water. Stirring the syrup occasionally will help it cool faster and reduce the chance of reaching its melting point too quickly. Once cooled, your is ready to use!
Enjoy Your Perfectly Made Simple Syrup!
Simple syrup is one of the simplest ingredients to use and can add a lot of flavour to your drinks. By following this foolproof method, you’ll enjoy perfect simple syrup every single time! Don’t hesitate to experiment with different ingredients such as herbs for an even more delicious drink. Enjoy!
Why not try this Bees Knees Cocktail with this simple syrup recipe?