How to Make Honey Simple Syrup. Perfect for cocktails like the Bee’s Knees, and to add to iced tea!
Honey simple syrup is a snap to make and a great ingredient to keep handy in your fridge. It not only adds an interesting sweet note to delicious cocktails like The Bee’s Knees (cutest name for a cocktail ever!), but also to iced tea, lemonade and anywhere else you stir in a little sugar. The bonus of using a simple syrup is that is dissolves immediately, you don’t have to stir and stir and stir and stir the way you do to dissolve regular sugars.
For honey simple syrup, all you need are honey and water! But, if you want to make it a little spicy, you can also add a little cayenne pepper. Even more fun is to add a smoky, spicy undertone with ground chipotle chilis.
Making honey simple syrup couldn’t be easier, measuring the ingredients is really the only preparation needed. When you’re measuring a sticky ingredient like honey (or corn syrup or molasses) it’s a good idea to spray your measuring cup with a little cooking spray first. This way the honey will slip right out of the measuring cup without any extra work on your part!
Other than that, there is no prep work! Just measure everything into a small saucepan, heat gently until everything is combined, then pour into a jar for storage in your refrigerator. Another nice thing about simple syrups is that they last for a long time, at least a few months. Unless you are perfecting your Bee’s Knees cocktail, then it won’t last very long….
Make a jar of honey simple syrup today and you’ll be ready the next time the urge for a Bee’s Knees or a sweet tea strikes!
- ½ cup of honey
- ½ cup of water
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or ground chipotle pepper if you want it to be a little spicy
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Heat gently over medium low heat until the ingredients are combined.
- Pour into a jar or other covered container and store in the refrigerator.