Simple Syrup (also known as Bar Syrup, Rock Candy Syrup) is simply a mixture of sugar and water in the ratio of one part water to two parts sugar. It is the perfect sweetener for iced tea and other cold beverages as the sugar is already dissolved and will mix into a cold liquid without leaving undissolved sugar granules on the bottom of your glass.
To make a simple syrup you first bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and gently stir. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool. The resulting liquid is easily stored in a plastic squeeze bottle or jar to make it easy to add to beverages as necessary.