1Place water, honey, sugar, and vanilla seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
2Remove syrup from heat and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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