3 Homemade Simple Syrups by Mac

Ingredients
GENERAL SIMPLE SYRUP
Water
2 cups
Sugar
1 1/2 cups
CINNAMON SIMPLE SYRUP
Water
2 cups
Cinnamon sticks
5
Sugar
1 1/2 cups
THYME SIMPLE SYRUP
Water
1 cup
Sugar
1 cup
Thyme sprigs
2 packages
ROSEMARY SIMPLE SYRUP
Water
2 cups
Sugar
1 1/2 cups
Rosemary sprigs
3 packages

General Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, add water and bring to a boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Let cool. 

 

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

In a small saucepot, add water and cinnamon and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, and strain out cinnamon sticks. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. To infuse your syrup with herbs, the process is much the same as the cinnamon simple syrup. I do not boil the herbs though. Instead, I follow the General Simple Syrup recipe. After I make the syrup, I take it off the hot burner and add the herbs for 30-45 minutes, depending on how much syrup you are making. 

 

Thyme Simple Syrup

Follow the General Simple Syrup recipe above. As you let the syrup cool, add the thyme sprigs and allow to infuse for 30-45 minutes. (If you do not care about the color I always recommend using raw cane sugar, if you are looking for color though I would suggest using standard white sugar). 

 

Rosemary Simple Syrup 

Follow the General Simple Syrup recipe above. As you let the syrup cool, add the rosemary sprigs and allow to infuse for 30-45 minutes. (If you do not care about the color I always recommend using raw cane sugar, if you are looking for color though I would suggest using standard white sugar).