Honey Simple Syrup

Honey simple syrup is an easy way to add some of the interesting flavors in honey to cocktails, tea, and coffee.

We love the rich complex flavors in honey that are hard to get from other sweeteners. The advantage of using honey simple syrup, rather the honey by itself, is it’s a lot easier to work with and doesn’t make everything around it sticky – which seems to happen a lot when we use honey by itself.

This honey simple syrup recipe will last in the fridge for several weeks. One of our favorite cocktails to make with this recipe is a Bees Knees, which is a warm summer cocktail made with gin.

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Honey Simple Syrup

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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water


  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey and water over low heat. Use a whisk to slowly stir the honey until it has dissolved into the water.
  • The color of the simple syrup will be a lighter shade of whatever honey is used.
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