Basil Simple Syrup

syrup in jar with basil sprigs

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This basil simple syrup is perfect for drinks and cocktails!

 

 

As in our previous post about the Rosemary simple syrup, we covered the great uses for simple syrup. We enjoy using fresh herbs from our garden and the farmer’s market during the summer, and the variety gives us lots of flavors of syrup that we use in all kinds of drinks and dishes. One of our favorites we grow in our own garden, basil, a great and versatile herb that is a favorite in food and we love it in drinks.

 

 

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Basil Simple Syrup

Fresh basil has a subtle peppery flavor. The taste can be slightly sweet and aromatic. Heat removes the flavor and if cooked for too long can result in bitterness.

 

 

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We love to add basil syrup to a number of cocktails like our Peach and Basil Bourbon Shrub Cocktail and our Peach and Basil Moscow Mule. Here is our basil simple syrup recipe for you, give it a try and let us know what you think!

 

 

We are lucky enough to have our own little herb garden in our backyard where we grow a whole bunch of fresh herbs that we use in cooking and drink making. One of the easiest herbs to grow is basil, and it does really well in a pot, too. This makes it perfect for use in the kitchen as you can keep a small pot handy!

 

 

Syrup in jar, basil sprigs

 

 

 

What Ingredients are Needed for the Simple Syrup?

  • Basil Leaves
  • Sugar
  • Water

 

 

 

 

 

Can Simple Syrups go bad?

They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!

 

 

Syrup in jar, basil sprigs

 

 

 

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Basil Simple Syrup
Yield: 8

Basil Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Basil simple syrup perfect for drinks and cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan.

Stir to combine and put on medium high heat.

Warm until boiling, take off heat.

Add in basil leaves and let steep for 10-15 minutes.

Strain out leaves and store in mason jar.

Can be kept in fridge up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94 Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 25g

 

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