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Sugar syrup

Published: August 4, 2022 at 4:17 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 100ml

Sugar syrup – made with caster or brown sugar and water – is an essential ingredient in many cocktail recipes. Learn how to make your own with our simple recipe


Make this recipe for sugar syrup to use in drinks such as our passion fruit martini, mai tai and frozen peach margaritas. Also, check out our recipes for grenadine and coffee syrup.


  • 200g caster or brown sugar


  • STEP 1

    Put the caster or brown sugar in a pan with 100ml of water and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.

  • STEP 2

    Cool completely and pour into a sterilised bottle. Keep in the fridge for up to a month. Brown sugar syrup is ideal for cocktails made with darker spirits, such as an old fashioned.

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