Classic and Simple
There's nothing more simple and classic than simple syrup. It's such a basic, yet essential ingredient. Simple syrup is used when making cocktails that call for a sweetener. You know how sometimes, when you add sugar to cold liquid, it doesn't really dissolve? THAT'S when simple syrup comes in handy. You see, simple syrup is nothing but dissolved sugar. Mix it with lemon juice and you have home made sweet and sour mix which is perfect for WHISKEY SOURS! Try using lime juice instead of lemons and mix it with cointreau and tequila for a perfect Margarita! I make a batch and keep it in a plastic squeeze bottle!
Simple Syrup Recipe
1 part sugar
1 part water
Place water and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved. It usually takes a couple of minutes and you can tell when it's done because the liquid turns crystal clear! Once it dissolves let it cool and it's ready to use!