Honey Syrup

Sweet, liquidy, and perfect for use in cocktails and drinks recipes—this Honey Syrup recipe is made in a few minutes with just 2 ingredients.

The Simplest & Tastiest Honey Syrup Recipe

Allow me to introduce to you one of the easiest recipes of all time—on Beaming Baker, and in the universe! Yep, the universe. Welcome to the Honey Syrup Recipe.

Honey Syrup is made with just 2 ingredients, and with less than 5 minutes of work.

Once you’re done, you’ll be able to use this honey syrup in countless recipes!

Ready? Let’s (easily) make this!

Honey Syrup Ingredients

Honey syrup is made with just 2 ingredients—that’s right, only two ingredients!

The result? A honey sweet syrup that can be used in numerous cocktails and drinks. 

  • Honey
  • Water

What is Honey Simple Syrup?

To understand what honey simple syrup is, we need to start with…

What is Simple Syrup?

Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener that is used in cocktail recipes and various drinks to enhance or add sweetness to the drink.

Simple syrup is made on the stovetop by gently heating sugar and water until the sugar dissolves and combines with the water.

Simple syrup is great because it allows for even sweetness throughout a drink whether it’s hot or cold. [1]

So, then what is honey simple syrup?

Honey simple syrup is a honeyed twist on simple syrup. Instead of heating sugar and water together, honey simple syrup calls for heating honey and water together.

Put simply, honey simple syrup is a liquid sweetener used in drink recipes that’s made by heating and combining honey and water into one cohesive liquid.

How to Make Honey Syrup

AKA: how to make syrup from honey. Today, we’re going to learn how to make honey syrup for cocktails and so much more.

Follow along with these step by step photos and feel free to leave me a question in the comments at the end of the post! 🙂

First, add water to a small or medium saucepan.

Two photos showing How to Make Honey Syrup – adding water to saucepan

Second, add honey. Set the heat to low.

Two photos showing How to Make Honey Syrup – adding honey

Third, begin whisking slowly to encourage the honey to dissolve and combine with the water.

Whisking together the two ingredients needed to make this recipe

The honey syrup will be done once the mixture has lightened up a bit and all the honey has dissolved. This takes about 2-3 minutes.

Fourth, remove the saucepan from heat and cool to room temperature.

this honey simple syrup recipe in a beehive-shaped jar

Storing Instructions

If you store your honey syrup properly, it can last up to 1 month.

First, make sure to cool the it completely. Then, once cooled, store in an airtight container for about 1 month.

How to make Ginger Honey Syrup

At times, you’ll come across a drink recipe, such as the Penicillin Cocktail, which requires ginger honey syrup.

For ginger honey syrup, simply add ½ cup sliced ginger to ¾  cup honey and ¾ cup water in a pan.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.

Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes, then strain into a heatproof container. Cool completely and store.

this finished recipe in an airtight storage container

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Honey syrup dripping from a spoon into its jar

Honey Syrup

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Sweet, liquidy, and perfect for use in cocktails and drinks recipes—this Honey Syrup recipe is made with just 2 ingredients in a few minutes.


  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup water


  1. Add honey and water to a small or medium saucepan set over low heat—you just want to heat up the water and honey, not boil it.
  2. Whisking slowly, cook until honey completely dissolves and the mixture lightens up a bit—about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


Storing Instructions: Store honey syrup in an airtight container for about 1 month.

Note: honey syrup is meant to be liquidy, not thick.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Condiments, Cocktails
  • Method: Stovetop

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