Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use. Here’s how to mix up a quick batch:
1. Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat.
2. Stir often until the sugar has completely dissolved, 3-5 minutes.
3. Let cool, then add to your beverage as needed.
Store any extra syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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