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The yummiest DIY simple syrup recipes

Inside: DIY simple syrup bottle and ratio

Thoughts of Easter and spring flooded my weekend so I whipped up these DIY simple syrups as a festive alternative to dying eggs (because how many hard boiled eggs can one honestly eat?). They are just as pretty and a bit more original. Use these simple syrups ratios to flavor drinks and coffees on a warm spring day or give them as brunch favors with a simple tag and a length of velvet ribbon attached.



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DIY Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup is very easy to make: Boil one cup of water and add in two cups of sugar. Stir until dissolved and then take off the burner to cool. For the dyed syrups mix in about 1/4 cup of the food accent at the boiling stage and allow to fully cool. Strain the excess or leave in for appearance. My dye selections included, orange zest, mint, crushed strawberries, prickly pear, and vanilla. Once fully cooled, bottle the syrups individually. One mixture will make 6-7 small bottles.


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Mint Simple Syrup

This yummy mint simple syrup ratio is the perfect syrup for these DIY peppermint sprinkles. I also think making a batch of these DIY simple syrup bottles would be the perfect Christmas gift. The yummy minty flavor would pair perfectly for all those wintertime cocktails!


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Orange Zest Simple Syrup

This simple syrup ratio goes beautifully in this Fizzy Gin Cocktail, and this Sidecar cocktail, let me tell ya! I also think that it would be such a great idea to use these DIY simple syrup bottles for a personalized party favor!

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Vanilla Simple Syrup

What I love about the Vanilla simple syrup ratio is it pairs perfectly with a great cup of coffee or even in a tall glass of cold Dr. Pepper! Vanilla also pairs perfectly in this fairy cake recipe.

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Check out this ultimate guide to using simple syrups in cakes! Let us know what flavor of DIY simple syrup you love the most!


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  1. I love this idea, and I love that you use food for the coloring…I’m not a huge fan of artificial food coloring.

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