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A simpler summer

I keep simple syrup in the fridge during the summer.  It is the best way to incorporate a sweetener into iced drinks.  Using simple syrup solves the problem of your sugar ending up at the bottom of your glass.  What can be done about ice cubes watering down your drinks?
Simple syrup to the rescue again!  I make the syrup and then pour them into ice cube trays.  Once they’re frozen, I can use a couple not only as ice but for sweetness as well.  As the syrup ice cubes melt, they add a sweet taste to each sip I drink.
Making simple syrup is one of the easiest things to do.  You don’t need a recipe as you treat it as a ratio.  One to one.  One cup water to one cup sugar.  In addition, you can add flavorings to your syrup to enhance your drinks.
What are some of your summer hacks?
Here’s the recipe:  Simple syrup ice cubes (by Naseem)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
  1. Add water and sugar to a small pot.  Place over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir occasionally to make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once everything is incorporated, pour into ice cube trays.
  4. Cool slightly and then place trays in the freezer.

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