Simple Syrup for Sweetening Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 6 min
  • Prep: 1 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: approximately 2 cups
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1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water


  1. In a small saucepan heat the sugar and water and bring to a boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 week.
  2. Simple syrup can be used to sweeten iced tea, mint juleps or other alcohol based drinks, fruit salad, as well as a soaking liquid for in between layers of genoise cake.
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