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.

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr
Recipe by Southern Living May 2011

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Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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