This cheerfully bright and sweet Orange Simple Syrup is a flavorful addition that’ll add zippy flavor to everything from cocktails and coffee to breakfast and dessert.

Best of all, this DIY simple syrup is made with just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of active time. Simple, indeed!


Water Granulated Sugar Orange

Step 1: Mix Sugar & Water

Pour your equal parts water and sugar into a small saucepan and heat on medium heat. Cook, stirring the mixture until your sugar has completely dissolved.

Add orange juice and peel (or orange zest) and continue heating at a simmer for 5 minutes before removing from heat.

Step 2: Add Flavor

Step 3: Infuse

Allow syrup to infuse for half an hour as the simple syrup cools completely. There’s nothing to be done here except wait!

Step 4: Strain

Strain syrup into an airtight container and store in the fridge until you’re ready to use it for cocktail recipes, cold drinks, salad dressing and cake layers to add a bright orange flavor!


Zest first, then juice. If you try doing it in the opposite order, you’re bound to get sticky.

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