How to Make a Simple Sugar Syrup for Cocktails and Punches



Time Needed

1 mins Prep

10 mins Cook



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Nutrition Information

Qty per
318g serve
Qty per
Energy 14570cal 4583cal
Protein 0g 0g
Fat (total) 318g 100g
 – saturated 62g 20g
Carbohydrate 0g 0g
 – sugars 0g 0g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium 0mg 0mg

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

ThIS is the basic ingredient of most cordials, cocktails and punches

And whilst you can buy pre-made sugar syrup at most supermarkets – it is very easy to make your own version at home.  Best of all – it only has two simple ingredients!


  1. Place the water and sugar into a small to medium saucepan and turn it up to high.

  2. Stirring the mixture constantly until all the sugar is visibly dissolved.

  3. Then reduce the heat to a simmer.

  4. Simmer the mixture with a lid on for 5 – 10 minutes or until thickened.

  5. Allow the sugar syrup to cool totally.

  6. Place in a bottle in the fridge until ready to use.

To be used in recipes such as:

Boozy Watermelon Fruit Punch

Wine Slushies

Lemon Cordial

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