Also known as Bar Syrup, Sugar Syrup and Rock Candy
Syrup, Simple Syrup is little more then a mixture of
sugar and water. The sweetness and/or density is a matter
of preference. Thin and medium syrup is best for cocktails,
while thicker syrup is used for sundaes, fountain drinks
*Sugar adds very little volume when added to water.
When making simple sugar use at least as much water
as simple sugar is required in the recipe.
3 parts water
(at least 1 cup)
For thin syrup
use 1 part superfine
syrup use 2 parts
For thick syrup
use 3 parts superfine
water to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour in sugar.
Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove saucepan
from heat and allow contents to cool. Refrigerate in
a sealed container until ready for use.