The TDBAB Lemon Drop Martini at Christmas
Photo by Rhonda Bathurst, PhD

Simple Syrup

  • Bring 2 cups of plain cold tap water to a boil. Stir in 2 cups of plain granulated sugar. Turn the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves completely.

  • To test if the sugar is completely dissolved, use a metal spoon to scoop up a small bit of the syrup. Tilt it over the pan and watch carefully. You shouldn't be able to see any crystals in the liquid.

  • Let the syrup cool to room temperature, then pour into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

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