Sunday, November 25, 2012

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is used to sweeten Tea, Lemonade, Sangria, etc.  The reason for using Simple Syrup vs. regular Sugar is that the sugar has been broken down and dissolved into water vs. trying to stir sugar into a cold beverage … the sugar doesn't dissolve.  It’s easy to make and keeps for a couple months in the fridge.  Don't forget to mark your jar/container so you know when you put it in the fridge.

Boiled Simple Syrup

Combine 2 parts sugar with 1 part water (I use 4 cups Sugar to 2 cups Water which fills a quart size mason jar) in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.  Continue boiling until the sugar dissolves and mixture is clear.  Set aside to cool before using.  Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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