How to Make Your Own Infused Simple Syrup for Creative Cocktails and Desserts

How to Make Your Own Infused Simple Syrup for Creative Cocktails and Desserts


If you've ever been to a fancy bar or restaurant, you may have noticed that some of the cocktails or desserts were more flavorful than what you usually make at home. One of the secrets to achieving those flavorful creations is by using infused simple syrup.

Simple syrup is a basic mixture of sugar and water that's a common ingredient in many cocktail and dessert recipes. But by infusing it with herbs, fruits, or spices, you can add a whole new world of flavors to your creations. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make infused simple syrup that will take your culinary skills to the next level.


To make infused simple syrup, you'll need just a few basic ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • Your choice of herbs, fruits, or spices for infusion


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar over medium heat.
  2. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves completely, making sure not to boil it.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Add your choice of herbs, fruits, or spices to the pan and stir.
  5. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, steeping the flavors into the syrup.
  6. Once the simple syrup has cooled to room temperature, strain the mixture to remove the herbs, fruits, or spices.
  7. Transfer the infused simple syrup to a clean jar or bottle and store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Tips and Tricks

  • It's important not to let the mixture boil, as this will caramelize the sugar and change the flavor of the simple syrup.
  • For fruit-infused simple syrup, you can use either fresh or frozen fruit. If using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw it before adding it to the simple syrup.
  • For herb-infused simple syrup, you can use fresh or dried herbs, depending on the availability in the kitchen.


Making infused simple syrup is an easy way to add extra flavor to your cocktails and desserts. With just a few ingredients and some creativity, you can make a variety of different flavored syrups that will impress your guests and elevate your culinary skills. So give it a try and see how much fun it can be to experiment with different flavor combinations!