I don't know about you, but I love making a good drink on the weekend, just for fun. So many drink recipes call for simple syrup, which I hate to buy, because the stuff made without high fructose corn syrup is so expensive, which is ridiculous because its two ingredients, sugar and water.
Honestly simple syrup is the simplest thing you'll make (pun intended). You need two ingredients, three tools and you can make it in 5 mins max!
I'll show you how simple it is with some pictures.
First off, you need an equal amount sugar and water. Here, I am using 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water.
We put both the sugar and the water in the sauce pan.
Now we simmer it over medium low heat....
until the sugar dissolves and your water is clear again.
thats it! Pour it into a glass bottle and keep in the fridge for whenever you are craving a fancy drink.
I love to use simple syrup for margaritas sometimes, strawberry daiquiris, mojitos, and any other drink I come up with.