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Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

How to Make Orange Simple Syrup

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

Not too long ago I was at the grocery store and came across a bottle of Orange Simple Syrup. It was in the cutest little 4 oz bottle and I was tempted to buy it until I saw the price was $6.99.  I reluctantly passed it by, but couldn’t get the idea of the flavored syrup out of my mind. Is that weird? Anyway I did a little research and found that I could make my own in almost any flavor I could imagine.

After a little trial and error (meaning scorched pans, some screaming and awful, horrid tasting syrup) I discovered that using orange juice and sugar made the smoothest and best tasting orange simple syrup. Let me show you how I did it.

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

Making Orange Simple Syrup really could not be easier. This recipe I used actually has 3 ingredients but I forgot to take a photo of the Triple Sec. And No… I was not over sampling the Triple Sec while I made this!  Here is what you will need to get started.

Ingredients

3 cups orange juice, no pulp

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 TBSP Triple Sec (optional for some people)

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

Pour the orange juice and the sugar into a saucepan over medium-high and stir to blend. Bring to a boil, stirring often so the sugar does not stick to the bottom of the pot and create a burned-on mess that will take a chisel to remove. I know this from very painful experience.

Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the liquid has reduced to about 1 cup. Keep stirring around often. The color will really start to darken as this happens. Remove from the heat and admire your work!

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

When the syrup has reduced, it will have a lovely caramel color. Do not be tempted to stick your finger in the pot to taste it…it is really hot!  Let the syrup cool and then transfer to a covered jar to get cold in the fridge. Feel free to now scrape the pot with a spoon or your finger (my method) and taste that orange deliciousness.   Orange Simple Syrup will stay perfectly fine in the fridge for about a week, but I bet that it will be gone long before that!

Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!
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How to Make Orange Simple Syrup

The perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 68kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups orange juice, no pulp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Triple Sec, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pour the orange juice and the sugar into a saucepan over medium-high and stir to blend. Bring to a boil, stirring often so the sugar does not stick to the bottom. Once mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until the liquid has reduced to about 1 cup. Stir occasionally. The color will start to darken as liquid reduces. Once the liquid has reduced to 1 cup, remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

NOTES

Be careful when handling the cooked syrup. It will be extremely hot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Orange Simple Syrup
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 124IU2%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Orange Simple Syrup is the perfect sweetener for any cocktail that needs an orange flavor boost! A little of this added to your bar drinks will take them from just okay to absolutely amazing!

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Indah, you are so right! I don’t think I am ever going to use plain sugar again…this makes everything have a much more interesting flavor! Thanks for stopping by…it’s always a pleasure:)

  2. I love it. It will be perfect for fruit cocktails and more. Thanks for sharing it, Christine..#OMHGWW

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