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Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup 2.500
Dec 29, 2004

Many bartenders rely on simple syrup rather than granulated sugar as a sweetener for cocktails. Made from sugar dissolved in water, the syrup incorporates much more readily than sugar granules in cold liquids.

The equal amounts of water and sugar can be scaled back to suit your needs.

Servings: 2.5 cups
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

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Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely before using.

Cover tightly and refrigerate for several weeks or more.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per tablespoon serving: 37

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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