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Dark brown syrup with a bowl of Demerara sugar

Delicious Demerara Cocktail Simple Syrup

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Cook Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cup 1x


This recipe for simple syrup uses demerara sugar to create a dark, complex-tasting mixer for your classic cocktails.



1 cup demerara sugar

1 cup water



  1. Place water in a saucepan and bring to a soft boil.
  2. Add sugar and stir with a whisk until sugar crystals have fully dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand to cool.
  4. Pour into a covered container and store in the refrigerator.


For a basic simple syrup you can use white sugar instead of the demerara.

You can substitute honey for the sugar to get an extra sweet syrup with a hint of clover.

When stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, syrup will remain fresh for up to one month.

  • Category: Mixers
  • Method: Stove

Keywords: simple syrup, simple syrup ratio, cocktail mixer, sugar syrup, sugar water,