Simple syrup is easy to make and adds sweetness and flavor to anything from iced tea to a homemade cocktail. This version includes a zesty kick of lime.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lime zest
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Cook sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in lime zest and lime juice. Cover and chill 1 hour.