Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple Syrup Recipe
Photo: Rachel Weill; Food Styling: Karen Shinto
When your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, try using some to flavor syrup. Stir the syrup into club soda to make a quick, refreshing cooler.


Makes 1 cup
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 37
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.0 g
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 9.5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 0.1 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 lightly packed cup fresh basil leaves


Stir together sugar, 3/4 cup water, and the basil in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When the first bubbles appear, reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain. Keeps up to 1 week, chilled.

Julia Lee,


June 2012
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