What is simple syrup? It is, simply put, sugar and water. Sugar dissolves very well in water, but only when the temperature is raised. Who wants hot sugar water? Not me. The best way to do this is to make your simple syrup on the stove top and then store it in a mason jar in your refrigerator to use on a glass by glass basis or in larger batches when making homemade lemonade or limeade.
1 cup Sugar
2 cups water
I usually make a larger batch and keep it in the refrigerator for the endless parade of children that are swarming through my home on a daily basis, that way as long as I have lemon juice I can whip up some lemonade in about 3 minutes flat and serve the masses. The larger batch I use is typically 4 cups of sugar to 8 cups water then I store it in a half gallon mason jar like these in the refrigerator (I also store my sun tea in these as well).