Actor and chef David Burtka shares from his cookbook Life Is A Party this basic combo he uses to sweeten his favorite drinks.

David uses this to sweeten his Classic Margarita

Adapted from Life Is A Party by David Burtka. Copyright © 2019 by David Burtka. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar


Serves: Makes 6 cups


In a saucepan, heat the sugar and water over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.