Where To Find Simple Syrup?

  • The proportion of water to sugar in simple syrup is one to one. As long as the ratio remains the same, you can manufacture a little or large batch.
  • I’ve seen this syrup made with 1 part water to 2 parts sugar for a thicker syrup that requires less sugar, but 1:1 is the conventional method.

One of my favorite aspects of simple syrup is how adaptable it is. You can use the syrup for cocktails, sweet tea, and lemonade, but you can also use it to keep the layers moist and add a little sweetness or added flavor to cakes.

Is there a bonus flavor? That’s correct! To enhance my cocktails or dishes, I prefer to infuse my simple syrups with herbs, fruits, spices, and flowers. It’s very simple to accomplish. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

  • Mint — Once the sugar has melted, add 12 mint leaves to the syrup. Cook for 60 seconds before turning off the heat. Allow 30 minutes for steeping, then remove leaves before allowing to cool fully.
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms (food-grade) — Add 1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms (food-grade) to the sugar and water. Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow 30 minutes for steeping, then remove flowers before allowing to cool fully.
  • Mojito — A traditional mojito is made with simple syrup, but mint simple syrup or lime-infused simple syrup would also be delicious! Combine the lime peel (without the pith) with the water and sugar. Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow 30 minutes for steeping, then remove peel before allowing to cool completely. If you want to amp up the flavor even more, whisk in additional lime juice.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, add peeled chunks of fresh ginger to the syrup. Cook for 60 seconds before turning off the heat. Allow 30 to 60 minutes for steeping, then remove ginger before allowing it cool fully.
  • Honey – Honey can be used in place of sugar! Warm equal parts honey and water over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the honey has melted into the water and is evenly blended. Allow to cool completely.
  • Strawberry — In a pot, combine 1 pound strawberries, water, and sugar. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a low heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. After straining the syrup, let it cool fully.
  • Rosemary — Once the sugar has dissolved, add 3 or 4 full sprigs of rosemary to the syrup. Cook for 60 seconds before turning off the heat. Allow 30 minutes for steeping, then remove sprigs before allowing to cool fully.

I’ve even produced a sage simple syrup to satisfy my sage fetish, as well as an orange-flavored syrup for cocktails and pastries!

Where to buy simple syrup

  • Simple syrup is available in pre-made bottles in the liquor section of your local grocery store or at any liquor store.
  • It’s ridiculously simple to produce simple syrup at home, and it’s a lot less expensive than buying it at the store. This dish can be made by anyone who can boil water. Promise.

Where do I find simple syrup in grocery store?

To locate any product in a store, you must first determine which category it belongs to and what products it is associated with. Because simple syrup is a sweetener, it is likely to be found with other sweeteners.

Aisles can be found in many grocery stores. Simple syrup can be found in the coffee bean and soft drink aisles because it is frequently used in coffee and soft beverages.

Look for the syrup in the same aisles as other sweeteners like honey and agave syrup.

Simple syrup can also be found near or close to alcoholic beverages or cocktail isles.

Agave syrup.

In drinks, agave syrup can be used to replace simple syrup (it’s also used to sweeten margaritas). The agave plant provides the nectar. After that, it’s turned into a syrup, which is now more commonly available. Because of its neutral flavor, it’s a wonderful choice for cocktails. Use it in place of simple syrup in a 1:1 ratio.


Another simple syrup option is honey. It has a somewhat stronger flavor than maple syrup, but it can still be used as a substitute. Because honey’s consistency can be quite thick, turn it into honey syrup! Here’s how to make honey syrup, which may be used in place of simple syrup in a 1:1 ratio.

What aisle is syrup in Walmart?

Corn syrup is usually found beside golden syrup and flour in the baking section at Walmart. Corn syrup is also frequently found among sugars and sweeteners. Finally, some Walmarts will carry corn syrup amid hot cereals and maple syrup in the morning department.

Is simple syrup and corn syrup the same?

Corn syrup doesn’t contribute flavor to a recipe; it merely adds sweetness, thus sugar is the ideal flavor substitute. You may make a concentrated simple syrup by dissolving it in water. This liquid version works well in pies (such as pecan) and covered fruits. Sugar crystallizes at high temperatures, unlike corn syrup, therefore it’s not a good choice for candy recipes that need to be taken past the softball stage (235 F).

Can you use water instead of simple syrup?

Only two components are required for a basic simple syrup recipe: water and sugar. The most frequent simple syrup proportion is equal parts water and sugar. This isn’t to say that you couldn’t make the syrup richer or leaner by adding more or less sugar.

When producing simple syrup, you can even have fun. When white sugar is replaced with brown sugar, a rich, almost caramel-like syrup results, which is perfect for drinks like this Old Fashioned or our Lemon Drop Martini. Honey is also a good option, especially since it’s difficult to use honey in cocktails on its own. Honey is a viscous substance that will not dissolve in the drink.

You may thin out honey while preserving the flavor by preparing a honey simple syrup. Making a flavored simple syrup is another option.

Can I use sugar instead of simple syrup?

If you go with granulated sugar, don’t go all-in —- failing to account for the extra water in simple syrup can result in an overly sweet beverage. Simple syrup is made with one teaspoon of granulated white sugar and 1.5 teaspoons of water. If your recipe calls for a teaspoon of simple syrup, use roughly two-thirds of a teaspoon of granulated simple syrup instead. It’s always possible to add more sugar, but it’s impossible to take it away.