For a richer sugar flavor in your simple syrup, make up a batch of Demerara Simple Syrup. Use this version whenever a recipe calls for simple syrup.
Cook sugar and water in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.