Simple Syrup Cooked
•50 percent sugar
•50 percent water
1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
3. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.
(Note: Do not allow the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick.) 4. Allow to cool completely and thicken, then bottle.
To prolong the shelf life of your simple syrup, add a little vodka - usually between a tablespoon and an ounce, depending on how large the batch of syrup is.