It’s lemon season here in Phoenix. I have two beautiful variations growing in my own backyard! One Meyer and one Eureka. Unfortunately  they haven’t produces any fruit yet! But I’m hopeful next season we will have plenty to share! My neighbor has a few trees to and always sends me over more than I can handle and I LOVE it! Something about lemons. A sour, bitter fruit with so much potential. I decided to make some lemon simple syrup before the lemons started to go bad! 

What can you use lemon simple syrup on? 

Great question! Lemon simple syrup can be used in cocktail or mocktails! They can also be used for the base of lemonade or to sweeten ice tea. You can also use this simple syrup on cakes, cheesecakes and any other lemon dessert that needs some extra lemon flavor! 

How do you make Lemon Simple Syrup?

It’s simple. haa! Combine 1 cup of water, one cup of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.  

Let it cool and then add 1 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. Stir and cool. 

Then transfer it into a clean sterile jar. I love Kilner jars. They are seriously the best when it comes to canning and preserving! I keep this in my fridge until I’m ready to use! 

Lemon Simple Syrup

Lemon Simple Syrup

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Simple lemon syrup recipe that can be used for cocktails, mocktails, lemonade and other lemon flavored drinks!


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 


  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Let the mixture cool.
  3. Add lemon juice and stir until combined
  4. Pour mixture in a large jar with lid. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.


Add a ½teaspoon of vanilla for extra flavor.

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