Lime-Basil Syrup

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime zest
1 large sprig fresh basil


Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves (about 12 minutes). Remove from heat, and stir in fresh lime zest and basil sprig. Steep 10 minutes, cool (about an hour), and strain.

Govind Armstrong,

Table 8, South Beach and New York,

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007),

Coastal Living

September 2009