In a medium saucepan, heat your water and sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Be sure to not bring your mixture to a boil.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool completely before using or storing.
Store in a mason jar or bottle with a dispenser pump in the fridge for up to 1 month. I like to refill old simple syrup bottles.
If you prefer a rich simple syrup (one that's more thick and sweeter), use a 2:1 ratio for sugar to water.
If you need to keep the syrup at room temperature or for longer than a month, add 1-2 tablespoons of vodka into the syrup to help preserve it.
In order to have a good consistency that doesn't crystallize, bring your water to a boil then take it off the heat before adding the sugar. You don't want your water/sugar mixture to boil as it will affect the end product.
Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg