Our go-to honey simple syrup recipe is an excellent all-natural simple syrup and so easy to make. It’s delicious in cocktails, lemonade, and even in some baking recipes!
All-Natural Sweeteners RULE
I think sweet treats have started to get a bad reputation, am I right? Anything with sugar is automatically bad for you and blah blah blah. I am here to tell you that a little sweetness is a-okay. We live by the motto: “It’s all about balance.”
- maple syrup
- coconut sugar.
Any sugar that is not processed, we are on board with! Don’t get us wrong, we will never turn down grandma’s cookies or a taste classic vanilla cupcake, but we love making classic desserts just a little healthier!
DRINKS. Drinks tend to have a lot of added white sugar and sometimes it’s too much! Most of the time lemonade, cocktails, sweet tea, coffee shop drinks and everything in between are overly sweetened with white sugar that you automatically give you a sugar rush.
We’re here to tell you that you CAN have sweet drinks without the headaches and the answer is this honey simple syrup.
What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is a sweetened syrup made from a 1:1 ratio of water to sweetener. Traditionally, simple syrup is made with granulated white sugar and water. These days, you can make a simple syrup with many different kinds of sugar and flavor combinations.
We have incorporated simple syrup in recipes like this Honey Lavender Lemonade and it cuts the tartness of the lemonade and adds the perfect amount of sweetness!
Try adding this honey simple syrup to the drinks below!
How to Make Honey Simple Syrup
Making honey simple syrup is extremely easy. Start with a 1:1 ratio of honey to water. Place honey and water into a small pot and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Things to Keep in Mind
Consistency- When you make a simple syrup with white sugar it turns out a bit thicker like syrup. Keep in mind that the consistency of this honey simple syrup is not super thick, so don’t freak out. You are making more of a concentrate rather than a thick syrup.
Boil Time- Do not boil the honey simple syrup for long! You don’t want the honey to burn, so right when the simple syrup comes to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer rather than boil.
How long does honey simple syrup last?- After the simple syrup has boiled, let it cool completely before pouring it into an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7- 10 days.
Simple Syrup Flavor Combos
This honey simple syrup is the perfect neutral simple syrup that is a great addition to any drink! However, if you would like to add flavor to your simple syrup, you can!
All you have to do is add the below ingredients to the saucepan (in step one in the recipe card), let them boil and simmer and discard them before storage!
- Honey + Cayenne
- Rosemary + Thyme
- Mint + Ginger
- Lemon + Basil
Drinks w/ Honey Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Vodka Lemonade
- Rosemary Collins
- Skinny Margarita
- The Best Frozen Margarita
- Strawberry Peach Frose
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup honey
- Place honey and water into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, while stirring occasionally. Then, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring consistently.
- When the syrup has reduced and thickened a little bit, remove from heat, pour into a jar, and place in the fridge to cool.
Tips & Notes
- The ratio for this simple syrup is 1:1 honey to water. Feel free to make as much as you want!
- Storage: store in glass, airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 tablespoon Calories: 43 Sugar: 12 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 12 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0
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