Simple syrups

Simple syrups

All the simple syrups to put in teas and coffees and cocktails

Basic simple syrup

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 0.67 cup water

Mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil before allowing to cool completely.


  • Vanilla = add 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Cardamom = add a couple whole cardamom pods after crushing them a little with the flat of a knife
  • Star anise = add one or two whole star anise pods after cracking them a little first
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon = use brown sugar and add 1 tsp ground cinnamon, whisk well to prevent clumping
  • Mint = add 2-3 drops of mint extract or steep fresh mint leaves if you have any (about 15 minutes)
  • Apple cider = use twice the apple cider instead of water and simmer down to the same volume to thicken, add ground cinnamon and a pinch of cloves
  • Orange and clove = a couple drops of orange extract and half a teaspoon of ground cloves
  • Almond = add 2-3 teaspoons of almond extract