Simple syrup and Standard sugar syrup

Simple syrup is an essential in so many cocktails it’s worth making up a couple of litres of the stuff and keeping it handy.

Standard sugar syrup is thicker and used in making home-made liqueurs. It uses more sugar to water and involves heating the lot on the stove, whereas imple syrup is exactly that. Simply mixing sugar with boiling water & giving it a stir!

SIMPLE SYRUP
Measures & Instructions:

  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part water

Pour the sugar into a heat proof jar.
Boil the same amount of water as sugar and add this to the jar (add the water slowly until it has seeped into the sugar, all the air has bubbled up to the surface, and is just covering the sugar)
Stir well until all the sugar has dissolved.
Seal well. If you’ll keeping it for a while add a tsp of vodka – it’ll keep longer!

STANDARD SUGAR SYRUP
Measures & Instructions:

  • 2 part sugar
  • 1 part water

Heat the water in a pan over a medium heat.
Slowly add the sugar about 1 cup at a time stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve each cup as the sugar is added. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for about 12-15 minutes and has reduced in volume a little. Remove from flame and pour into a heat-proof jar.