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Super Simple Syrup

The classic Def Leppard tune "Pour Some Sugar On Me" is definitely not about simple syrup
The classic Def Leppard tune "Pour Some Sugar On Me" is definitely not about simple syrup.

Try saying that 10 times fast.  It should be hilarious, especially if you already imbibed a cocktail or two.

Simple syrup is a small but critical ingredient. If I can make it, so can you.  The only thing you have to decide is the ratio of water to sugar.  I don’t like the syrup to be too rich and sweet, so I use a 4:3 ratio (4 cups water to 3 cups sugar).  For sweeter syrup just use equals parts sugar and water or more sugar than water.

To make the syrup, bring the water to a boil.  When it starts boiling, remove from the heat source and stir in the sugar until it dissolves.  Wait at least an hour and occasionally stir the mixture.  Once the syrup reaches room temperature bottle or use it.  The syrup lasts longer if you refrigerate it, and even longer if you put a teaspoon of vodka in the bottle.


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