A combination of sugar, water, and strawberries cooked together, cooled, and strained. Use this sweet, fruity syrup in cocktails, desserts, or bubbly sodas.
Adapted from Jacques Bezuidenhout
1Place the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
2Add the sliced strawberries and return to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries have softened completely and the syrup has a distinct strawberry flavor, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
3Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids. Transfer to a container with a tightfitting lid, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.