Lime Simple Syrup

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks
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

Recipe from

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


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.


Elena Rosemond-Hoerr,

May 2011