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Honey simple syrup in a glass jar

Honey Simple Syrup Recipe

This honey syrup recipe requires only 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Make a batch and use it to sweeten cocktails, mocktails, coffee, tea and even baked goods in a natural way.
Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup (approx.)
Calories 687kcal


  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup water


  • Place honey and water in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Cook until honey fully dissolves*, 1-2 minutes.
  • Place in a heatproof jar, bring it to room temperature and seal with a lid before storing.


  • *No need to bring it to a boil: We are heating it until it dissolves. I would highly recommend not heating it any longer as excessive heat can have negative effects on the nutritional state of honey.
  • A note on the Texture of this honey syrup: Be aware that the texture of this honey syrup is very liquid-y and that is normal. If you want it to have a thicker texture you can use an additional 1/2 cup honey.
  • How long does it last? Honey simple syrup will last up to 1 month as long as it is kept in an airtight container in the fridge. I am a big fan of Weck jars (affiliate link), but a mason jar would also work.
  • What type of honey should I use? I usually use local organic honey that I buy from our local farmers’ market. However, raw honey (aka “as it exists in the beehive”) can also be used.


Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 186g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 186g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg