Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe

Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

A wonderful (and flavorful) syrup that is perfect to use when mixing cocktails or for adding sweetness and a hint of lemon to iced tea. 


  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (you can substitute 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/3 a cup of orange juice to replicate the flavor of the Meyer lemon)


Combine the sugar and water in a non-reactive 2-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Makes sure all of the sugar crystals completely dissolve. Remove from the heat and pour into a clean medium-size bowl. Let cool completely before using. 

Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.