Orange Simple Syrup for the Best Cocktails

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½ cup orange juice, fresh if possible

1 ½ cups water (360ml)

2 cups sugar (400g)

Peel from 12 oranges


Pour the orange juice, water and sugar in a heavy saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the orange peel. Heat over high heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Strain out and discard the orange peel. Store the cooled syrup in a glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator.


Exccvellent for cakes, mocktails and iced tea also!