Simple syrup is the easiest and cheapest homemade condiment you can keep on hand. Instead of buying it for $5 at the store, grab some sugar and water and make your own!
Simply simmer equal parts sugar and water until sugar dissolves and… voila! You’re good to go!
I always keep a bottle on hand in my fridge for easy additions to cocktails, coffee, tea… anything that needs a sweet little kick!
Now HERE is the fun part… INFUSED simple syrups. As you may now I am OBSESSED with infused alcohol as of late (I just discovered pineapple infused rum with lime juice – it’s like a low-cal Pina Colada!) but simply add a handful of herbs, fruit, zest, etc. and simmer until the item is infused in the syrup (anywhere from 10-30 minutes).