Set a small saucepot over high heat. Add the water and sugar to the pot.
Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir, then remove from heat. (If infusing herbs, add them to the hot simple syrup.)
Cool to room temperature, then place in an airtight container.
Keep simple syrup in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.Looking for a Sugar-Free, Low Carb, or Keto Simple Syrup? Simply swap the sugar for an equal amount of keto-friendly sugar substitute, like monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. Then stir in 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum for thickening.