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Lime Simple Syrup

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

How to Make It

  1. 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.