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Stevia Simple Syrup – Easy Sugar Free Syrup

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Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Leah Hall

This calorie-free, sugar-free Stevia Syrup is a perfect way to sweeten up cocktails and mocktails using only natural sweeteners.


This quick and easy Stevia Simple Syrup is just one way we lighten up our cocktails. Other ways include not adding sweetener at all, or using diet ingredients, such as diet tonic in a gin and tonic. Other full sugar simple syrups we love are Cranberry syrup, Lemon syrup, rhubarb syrup and apple cider syrup. Any of these can have Stevia used instead of regular sugar, too!


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Wooden Bowl of Sugar

If you’re watching the calories like we are right now, substituting Stevia Syrup for regular simple syrup can help. Stevia is a zero calorie, plant based sweetener that is many times as sweet as sugar.


You’ll have to make your own judgments if there are health benefits or not in using Stevia, but we have found that Stevia Syrup works for us in most cocktails.

Stevia is an all natural plant that is actually 30 times sweeter than sugar, so you don’t even need to use as much sugar as you would otherwise.

Wood bowl of sugar, measuing spoons

Ingredients in Stevia Simple Syrup

First of all, you only need three simple ingredients:

  • Powdered Stevia – usually in a homemade simple syrup, it’s a 1:1 water to sugar recipe, but you need less of powdered Stevia than sugar.
  • Water – regular tap water works!
  • Salt – this helps cut down the sweetness and bitterness of the Stevia. Optional, but we like it.

You can leave the salt out if you prefer, but we love the dash of salt, as it takes some of the bitterness out of the stevia syrup. Just our preference of course.

Bowl of sugar with white spoon, measuring spoons

What can Stevia Simple Syrup be used in?

We use Stevia Simple Syrup in recipes that are calling for plain simple syrup. In this case, it is our cocktails and mocktails. You can also use it in any drinks that are adding maple syrup, sugar, or agave. With a stevia syrup on hand, it’s easy to add just bit to get the sweetness you’re looking for. 


Simple syrup is one of the most common ingredients in cocktails. We use it in almost every recipe we do. Whether we add flavor to it from spices (spiced honey syrup) or herbs, or keep it simple, it’s a basic of cocktail making.

Clear Stevia Syrup in bottle

How to Make Simple Syrup with Stevia

For anyone who hasn’t ever made a simple syrup, it’s an easy homemade recipe of water with sugar dissolved over heat. Sounds easy, right?! This Stevia Simple Syrup is just as easy, but is a zero calorie simple syrup! Stevia sweetener is a plant-based sweetener sugar substitute.

Stevia simple syrup in clear bottle

If you are asking yourself if you can make simple syrup with Stevia, the answer is yes! Sometimes reducing your sugar consumption is necessary for blood sugar, if you are doing keto or just to cut your pure sugar consumption, or it can just make you feel better about drinking a cocktail. Enter this easy syrup. Since stevia is 30x sweeter than sugar, the recipe isn’t the same as regular sugar syrup, which is equal parts 1:1.


But, in this case you don’t need a cup of stevia to one cup of water. Use it in lavender syrup or peach syrup, too! Stevia is a perfect addition to a flavored simple syrup, just make sure to leave time for the infusion.


Because of the increased sweetness of Stevia, this sugar-free syrup is easily made over low heat in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then take off of heat and bring to room temperature.

Clear Stevia Syrup in bottle

We just use it exactly as called for in cocktail recipes in place of the regular simple syrup. If it seems too sweet (or not sweet enough) you can put in more or less. Hope you try this one if you are looking to cut some calories this year, so try our Non-Alcoholic Cider drink. Try it with lilac, thyme, pear or Blackberry, too!


Tips & Tricks

  • Stevia – you can use any brand, if you use it regularly, use a brand you like. We just used one we can get at our grocery store of choice, but it’s available online at Amazon if you can’t get it at your grocery store.
  • Why syrup? You can feel free to use Stevia extract in cocktails and mocktails if you would like, but we like making the actual Stevia syrup because of the texture and viscousness it adds to drinks, but, feel free to use liquid stevia if you just need to add a dash of sweetness in your drinks.




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Clear Simple Syrup in swingtop bottle
Yield: 1 cup

Stevia Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This stevia syrup is super helpful for keeping your cocktails low calorie. Great for a cocktail and doesn't change the flavor, so easy to make!


  • 2 Tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons Stevia powder
  • 1 cup water
  • dash of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Place on medium low heat, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Take off heat and cool.
  4. Can be stored in the fridge up to 2 weeks.


We used the Truvia brand. But any of these work.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

.5 oz

Amount Per Serving: Carbohydrates: .9gSugar: .9g

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Wednesday 10th of May 2023

Does this work with pure stevia, though? Truvia also contains erythritol, a sugar alcohol.


Saturday 5th of August 2023

@The Noms, Yes , just made it tonight. =). I needed to replace maple syrup in a sugar free cookie recipe. It was the perfect substitute!

The Noms

Wednesday 10th of May 2023

Hey there! I am not sure about pure stevia - we haven't tried it with the plant itself. We have made this recipe with Truvia, Stevia in the Raw and Wholesome. Those are the only ones we have tried. Good luck! Leah


Friday 20th of January 2023

I made a sugar cookie coffee syrup with this recipe and it is delicious! Thanks for the simple syrup recipe!!

The Noms

Friday 20th of January 2023

So glad to hear this, cheers!


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

A must for a dietary classic mint julep!


Thursday 25th of March 2021

Why can you only store it 2 weeks, if it is refrigerated?

The 'Noms.

Thursday 25th of March 2021

It can get moldy even if it is refrigerated. It may last longer, but that's about the length of time we have seen it last.

KJ Johnson

Friday 10th of July 2020

Could you add vanilla to make a vanilla simple syrup? How much?

The 'Noms.

Friday 10th of July 2020

Absolutely! I would say 1 1/2-2 teaspoons per cup. Just depends how vanilla-y you want it! Cheers!

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