Basic Simple Syrup (for drinks)

1 cup water
1 cup sugar


In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water to a simmer. Add the sugar and stir until it completely dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature. Pour the syrup into a clean 1-pint bottle, cap it and refrigerate until ready to use. Makes 1 1⁄2 cups.
from Williams Sonoma