What cocktails can I make with simple syrup?

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I have found some cocktails with simple syrup in them. Here they are listed in order of highest to lowest rating: 1. Cocktail ID: 7440 2. Cocktail ID: 6961
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Simple syrup

You asked: Cocktails with simple syrup. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


Created by Dick Bradsell, this is a twist on the Old Fashioned.

Apple Juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Overproof rum (60 ml)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Rum Collins

The Rum Collins is a refreshing and classic cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a...

Lime (1), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail with a refreshing, effervescent quality that has stood the test of time. Traditionally...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.56 / 5

Honey Bee

The Honey Bee cocktail is a sweet and citrus-infused delight that brings together the smoothness of white rum with the...

Honey syrup (15ml), Orange juice (7.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), White rum (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.51 / 5

Honeysuckle Daiquiri

The Honeysuckle Daiquiri is a sweet and citrusy twist on the classic daiquiri, blending the smoothness of white rum with...

Honey syrup (20ml), Orange juice (15ml), White rum (60ml), Lemon Juice (20ml)

4 ingredients
4.45 / 5

Jose Collins

This drink is served in Eddy Buckingham’s cocktail bar in New York, and is the perfect accompaniment to a poolside...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Soda water (50ml), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Sweet Martini

The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet)...

Dry gin (75ml), Red vermouth (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.8 / 5

Tequila Collins

The Tequila Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, substituting tequila for the traditional gin. Originating...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Soda water (Top up), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.72 / 5

Cough Syrup

This drink certainly gets rid of your cough! One to have on cold winter nights!

Sambuca (60ml), Orange juice (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.58 / 5


The Soother cocktail is a tropical and refreshing blend, combining the warmth of honey with the zesty kick of lime...

Honey (Tablespoon), Lime juice (30ml), Tequila (60ml), Sugar (3 tablespoons), Mango Juice (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is simple syrup used for in cocktails?

Simple syrup is used to add sweetness to cocktails. It blends easily with other ingredients, providing a consistent flavor without the grittiness of sugar crystals.

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How do you make simple syrup at home?

To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, heat until the sugar dissolves, and then let it cool before using in cocktails.

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How long does simple syrup last?

Simple syrup can last up to one month when stored in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Can simple syrup be flavored?

Yes, you can infuse simple syrup with various flavors by adding ingredients like herbs, fruits, or spices during the heating process.

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Can you use simple syrup in non-alcoholic beverages?

Definitely! Simple syrup is great for sweetening non-alcoholic beverages such as iced tea, lemonade, and coffee.

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