Simple Syrup

Here is the Simple Syrup recipe that goes along with the Sunny Margarita recipe. Who knew it would be so, well, simple? Ok, totally in my defense, how many times have you seen something that was supposed to be super easy to make, and once you got started you realized they meant if you were Martha Stewart? I hate to disappoint, but I’m not Martha Stewart (yes, I realize this is a shock and I send my most humble of apologizes.). I’m just a girl that loves to cook. Works full time, and has a husband and kids to feed. But not simple syrup, I do not feed my kids simple syrup. Crap! Unless its going in to Berto’s fresh squeezed lemon aide, but that’s really not feeding it to them. Oy vey . .


2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 lemon juiced


Combine all 3 ingredients in saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil. All sugar crystals should be completely dissolved. RemoveĀ from heat and pour into a clean, medium-sized bowl. Cool completely before using. To speed up cooling process, sink bowl in ice bath. Simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator indefinitely, if kept in an airtight container.


* From Food Network