What could be simpler than simple syrup? Grab some sugar, add water, put it on the stove, and—stop. You've already gone to more trouble than you need to. Here's why.
'simple syrup' on Serious Eats
Classic simple syrup is a essential ingredient to have around, but at times you might want something a little more interesting. Perhaps you want to add a subtle flavor component to a cocktail or maybe you want to highlight your spirit with a complementary spicy note. Flavored simple syrups come in handy here.
Simple syrup is one of the easiest ingredients you can prepare at home, and it's a basic, indispensable part of the cocktailian's arsenal. Here's the easiest method and a few variations for you to try.