How to Make Simple Syrup - This is your chance to play mixologist. Make your favorite classic cocktails fresh and new by adding infused simple syrup variations. Consider adding: vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, peppercorns, fresh or dried chiles, various citrus rinds like grapefruit or lime, fresh garden herbs, or even edible flowers like lavender or rose petals.
Simple Syrup Recipe (made for mixing) To make simple syrup, simmer 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Let the syrup cool. The simple syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.