Simple Syrup

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    one cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

Simple syrup is essential for making mint juleps, old-fashioneds, and other great cocktails. It’s also nice to have on hand to sweeten iced tea without the endless, clanky stirring.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


Combine the sugar and water in a very clean saucepan and bring to a light boil for 5 minutes. Brush any granules of sugar that may stick to the sides of the pan down into the syrup, or the syrup may regranulate. Refrigerate.