Simple Syrup

Every bartender should have simple syrup ready to go at all times.
Servings: 1.5 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the sugar and salt have completely dissolved; do not bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a mason jar or plastic container and refrigerate until cool.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Course: Beverages, Cocktails
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino