Basil Simple Syrup

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.

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 37
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.5g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 0.1mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  1. 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.
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