Okay, so simple syrup pops up in a lot of recipes. That’s because it’s a sweetener that blends in well, and unlike sugar, it’s already dissolved.
However, a lot of people avoid making it because it seems like too much effort to make. That’s not true, really; boiling sugar and water together is super-fucking-easy. But, if you are completely against doing it that way, there’s an even quicker method to make some simple syrup.
Fill a jar or bottle halfway with sugar.
Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water.
Shake it vigorously until all of the sugar is dissolved.
You now have simple syrup! It will be cloudy at first, but it will clear up. Put it in the refrigerator and use it when you need it. However, after two weeks start checking on it. It should hold for a while, but it won’t hold forever.