Prep Time: -

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1/2 cup simple syrup

Simple syrup is such a versatile ingredient – you can use it for everything from moistening cakes to sweetening cocktails. A typical simple syrup is one part white sugar, one part boiling water. With all the amazing natural sweeteners in our arsenal, we knew we could do better. While we have long-touted maple as a ready-made simple syrup (it’s liquid, it’s sweet, and it’s way better tasting than plain white sugar for your cocktails, see: WhistlePig Maple Old Fashioned), honey simple syrup quickly joined the ranks of our go-to bar sweeteners. It’s a no-brainer for lighter, floral-paired spirits like gin and vodka – but don’t hesitate to get outside of the box and mixup a hot honey or hibiscus simple syrup for your next spicy margarita!


  • 1/4 c. Runamok honey – any variety, depending on your cocktail of choice

  • 1/4 c. water


  • 1 STOVETOP METHOD: One option is to boil the water in a small saucepan on the stove. When the water is hot, add equal parts honey and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, remove from heat, cool, and pour into a clean glass container with lid for storage.
  • 2 KETTLE METHOD: Another option – especially useful if you have a dwindling jar of honey that is less than half full – is to boil water in a kettle and add an equal amount of water to the amount of honey remaining directly into the jar. Carefully stir until the honey is dissolved and fully incorporated. Let cool before returning lid to the jar. Please note: honey should be not be refrigerated, but if you glass jar is cold for any reason, do not add hot water directly into the jar.
  • 3 STORAGE NOTE: Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for about a month. If you plan on using it up within a few days, it can be stored at room temperature on your bar top.