Above: Mise en Place for recipe.  All images taken with an iPhone 5

Simple syrup is one of those staples that you incorporate into other recipes, here is my simple non-stovetop method for creating it.

  • Prep Time:  5 Minutes
  • Ready In:  Immediately
  • Yields 1 Gallon


  • 2 cups Lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
  • 4 cups piping hot Simple Syrup
  • 3 quarts of ice



  1. Place 3 Quarts of ice into a large pitcher
  2. Add 2 cups of Lemon Juice
  3. Pour in 4 cups of piping hot simple syrup and stir vigorously  till most of the ice is dissolved



Lemonade is perfect for summer, it is cool and refreshing.  You can make flavored lemonades by simply mixing in your favorite flavor of juice/nectar in the 1/3rd Juice, 2/3rds Lemonade to taste.  I have successfully used this recipe with Peach, Apricot, Cherry, Strawberry etc.  You may have to adjust the ratio depending on the strength of the flavor of the juice you select.

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Jeremy is a consultant, educator and photographer based in the Caribbean. He shoots an eclectic range of material, but his favorite subjects are urban and seascapes, people and aircraft. He mixes his love of technology and travel with photography. Following a brief post college hiatus he picked up a camera again in 2003 and has been shooting ever since. You may view his work on his website

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