simple syrup

noun

Definition of simple syrup

: a sweetening agent made by melting granulated sugar in hot water The drink developers decided they could add "dashes" of unsweetened, natural flavor, such as vanilla or hazelnut, and give customers the option to add or subtract pumps of simple syrup for more or less sweetness (each pump of syrup contains five grams of sugar).— Julie Jargon I just started making a Quarter Horse… . I found it on a cocktail app that I have called Highball, and it's made with bourbon, lime, simple syrup, ginger beer, and bitters.— Anna Kendrick

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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