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A Sugar Syrup, aka Simple Syrup, is made from equal parts of white sugar and water.
You mix the two, bring them to a boil, lower the pan to a simmer, and simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat to cool.
If a recipe wants a thinner or a thicker syrup, it will advise you as to the ratio. Otherwise, assume 1 to 1.
You can also buy it in bottles; some sort of preservative (e.g. ascorbic acid) will be added to make it shelf-stable for bars.
The stages of cooking sugar syrup are:
Simple Syrups are used in recipes, and at bars as a cocktail mix.
Store in refrigerator.