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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is essential for making certain good cocktails like mint juleps and old fashioneds. And it’s also nice to have to sweeten iced tea, thereby eliminating the long, clanky stirring. Make a lot of it (as this recipe does). and store it in a well-sealed plastic container in the refrigerator.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Combine the sugar and water in a very clean saucepan and bring to a light boil for five minutes. Brush any granules of sugar which may stick to the side of the pan down into the syrup, or the syrup may re-granulate. Refrigerate.

Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

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