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glass container filled with Honey Simple Syrup on a wooden board with a honey cap that has a golden bee on it.
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5 from 3 votes

Honey Simple Syrup

Honey simple syrup is a great way to naturally sweeten cocktails, coffees, and teas! A refined sugar free way to sweeten many beverages.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Meredith


  • ½ C honey
  • ½ C water


  • Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until the honey has completely dissolved (approximately 5-10 minutes). Try to avoid bringing your mixture to a boil
  • Remove your honey simple syrup from the heat and allow it to cool
  • Transfer your simple syrup to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month


*Note on type of honey to use: I would recommend using a lighter variety of honey for your simple syrup. I typically use a local clover honey (one of the most popular and common varieties in the US) when making my honey simple syrup. I have also used wildflower honey and tupelo honey to make honey simple syrup. These varieties brought a different, and enjoyable, flavor profile to this simple syrup recipe. If you have a favorite honey variety, give it a try!
*Note on how to store honey simple syrup: Any air-tight container will do. I prefer to use glass containers and often use either an old honey jar (it’s shaped like a bear and it makes me happy) or a mason jar.


Serving: 1g