Simple syrup beside a cocktail.
Keeping a jar of simple syrup in your pantry may seem like a waste of space, but once you have it, you’ll reach for it more than you think. And sure, you can buy a bottle of prepared simple syrup for many dollars, but it’s sort of absurdly easy and inexpensive to make at home.…

4 Comments

  1. katharinemahoney2004@yahoo.com

    This is something I would like to hand from time to time, but how should it be stored and how long will it last?

    • laura.monroe@culinary.edu

      You can keep it in the fridge for about a month. If you don’t use it much but just want to have it handy, you can make a small batch, like 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar at a time.

  2. For longer storage could the simple syrup be frozen in an ice cube tray and then thawed and used when needed?

    • laura.monroe@culinary.edu

      You definitely could do that! The beauty of simple syrup, though, is that you can make it in as small a batch as you need, so if you find you aren’t using it all, you can half the batch.

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