The owners of the BLT restaurant group figure we’re too busy to make simple syrup, and they’re probably right. While it’s a simple mix of sugar and hot water to sweeten things, simple syrup isn’t served at most restaurants, and sometimes at home we forget to make it. These tiny packets of simple syrup are perfect for iced tea and coffee, or cocktails that require it. No undissolved sugar in the bottom of your glass. Go to Round Eye Supply to find Cane Simple, $15 for 200 small packets.