Simple Sugar Syrup #1
The basics formulas for simple syrup are 1:1 or 2:1 sugar to water. The most common combination is the 2:1. To make this, simply add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup water to a pot and gently heat until all of the sugar is dissolved. Pour the syrup into a clean bottle, cool completely and then seal with a tight lid. Refrigerate until ready to use.
A suggestion to make your simple syrup more shelf stable: You can add ¼ cup of corn syrup to the mixture. This will help prevent crystallization.
Modified from yummly.com
Simple Sugar Syrup #2
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup or 2 cups of sugar, depending on your preference
- In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool completely.