How to Make The Best Tequila Simple Syrup

By June 8, 2016 July 16th, 2019 Blog

Simple Syrup

How to Make 1:1 Tequila Simple Syrup

  1. Boil water first. Doing so will prevent the sugar from burning.
  2. Take water off heat.
  3. Add equal parts white sugar.
  4. Stir until dissolved.

Pro Tip: Use 2 parts Demerara, brown or Turbinado sugar with 1 part water instead of 1:1 white sugar and water.

How to Make Simple Syrup recipe

Some of Our Favorite Tequila Simple Syrup Variations

  •  Herbs/Spices
    • An herbaceous flavor adds a level of taste to cocktails that you just can’t beat. It’s sophisticated, earthy, and memorable.
    • Add herbs or spices (vanilla bean, rosemary, clove) in the initial water boil explained above and allow herbs to steep for 10 minutes.
    • A few exceptions to the rules:
      • Cilantro and basil become bitter over high heat.
      • To make ginger syrup, you’ll need a juice extractor. Then add equal parts sugar (no heat).
  • Fruits or veggies
    • Imagine a cocktail made with the essence of blueberries or the fresh tartness of raspberries or savory celery, adding a whole other level of flavor, fruits and veggies are endless in their abundance of new taste characteristics.
    • Fruit syrups are not heated. Just juice your fruit or vegetable, such as strawberry, pineapple or celery, and add equal parts sugar.
  •  Tea
    • Your morning cup can add so much depth to your cocktail!
    • We love green tea, but just about any tea works. Teas add an earthy, even herbaceous, flavor not to be missed. Just add tea to equal parts sugar and water, over low heat.
    • Chamomile tea, as used in the Chamomila Cocktail above, makes a fantastic cocktail.


Looking for more recipes to use your tequila simple syrup? Consider these fun recipes.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Cocktail

Fernet Me Not

The Secret Garden

Cucumber Cooler

Beauregard’s Cocktail

Beauregards Berry Tequila Cocktail

Join the Azuñia Family

Want to be among the first to hear about new recipes, special promotions and upcoming happenings? Sign up now to stay current on all things Azuñia.
Read previous post:
Come see us at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference!

Come taste our organic Azuñia Blanco tomorrow (January 16, 12 pm - 4 pm) at the Hotel Valencia / San Antonio...