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Sugar Syrup for Drinks Recipe

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This sugar syrup is wonderful for making a quick glass of lemonade, limeade, or other drink where granulated sugar would fail to dissolve in the cold liquid and fall helplessly to the bottom of the glass, giving you a very tart 7/8ths of a drink and a very sweet, granulated 1/8th at the end.

Sugar Syrup for Drinks

From the (old) Joy of Cooking (Canada, UK), by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker.


1 cup water
2 cups sugar


Bring the ingredients to a boil in a sauce pan and let boil for five minutes. Cool to room temperature. Keep the syrup in a bottle, refrigerated, and use as needed.

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