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Orange Simple Syrup in a glass jar
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Orange Simple Syrup

Orange simple syrup adds a citrusy sweet touch to any drink, baked goods or even frosting! Plus it only requires three ingredients.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Mocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange, simple, syrup
Servings: 16 T
Calories: 52kcal
Cost: $1


  • 1 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 large orange


  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 sliced orange
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain


It can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure it is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic. 
It does not need to be refrigerated. It handles well at room temperature.
You can keep it for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it is no longer good.


Serving: 1T | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg