How to Make Simple Syrup is as easy as 123. Simple Syrup is one of the things that can be prepared days before July 4th celebration. Some people might not be aware what simple syrup is. It is equal part water and sugar added to your favorite drinks or smoothies. A 12 fl oz simple syrup mix can cost you around $4 while a 4 pound cane sugar will only cost you around $7. You can make so much simple syrup with a 4 pound sugar.
July 4th is around the corner and finally it's summer time. It means full time picnics. We all look forward to backyard grilling with family and friends. What's best you can relax and sit around by the patio or around the pool having that luscious and refreshing drink. Whether your having smoothies or cocktail drinks it will definitely call for sugar or simple syrup. If you are lazy granulated sugar will do but they don't always fully dissolve.
I seldom add sugar to my smoothie but sometimes some fruits are not as sweet so I tend to add something sweet like sugar. Have you experimented adding granulated sugar in a smoothie and simple syrup on another? Did you conclude the one with simple syrup is much tastier. When using granulated sugar I hate that they settle at the bottom and the last sip is always too sweet. That's why I don't finish my coffee.
Did you know you can add different flavors when making simple syrup. Add fresh spices, herbs, lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel or whatever you feel like it. Shelf life though won't be the same as the plain syrup. Plain simple syrup can stay in the fridge for weeks while the flavored one maybe around 2 weeks. I suggest you submerge whatever flavor you desire for about 4 hours and before putting it in the fridge remove the peel or herbs added. One of my favorite flavor is ginger. When I first used ginger flavored syrup with soy bean dessert (taho) it was delicious. Save yourself some money make your own syrup.
During gatherings when serving drinks I am always asked how to make simple syrup. They seem to forget. Now I can direct them to my post.
How to Make Simple Syrup
You'll kick yourself for buying simple syrup for years. Watch my video and in no time you can whip up your very own syrup. This is a 2 ingredient simple syrup recipe: Sugar and water.
How to Make Simple Syrup
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 4 cups water
- Combine both ingredient. Mix and bring it to a boil.
- Once it boils and sugar is dissolved.
- Turn off heat and let it cool down.
- Transfer to an airtight container.