Basil Simple Syrup
This easy basil simple syrup uses fresh basil from the garden to create an herbal sweet syrup. It’s perfect for sweetening tea, lemonade, and cocktails!
Servings: 48 people
- 1 cup sugar See Recipe Notes for dried basil
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, rinsed
- 1 cup water
Add sugar, basil, and water to a small pot. Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat.
Leave the basil leaves in the syrup as it cools for about 15 minutes. Strain out the leaves, and bottle the syrup.
Store basil simple syrup in a glass jar (or airtight container) in the fridge. Use within a month.
Yields: About 1 cup syrup. Serving size estimates 1 teaspoon per serving.
To Substitute Dried Basil: Make sure the basil is still fragrant. Use about ⅓ cup dried basil instead of 1 cup fresh basil.
Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sugar: 4g