Basil Simple Syrup


Use this basil simple syrup to flavor summer's most refreshing cocktails, mocktails, lemonades, and frozen treats. Fresh basil leaves are steeped in sugar and water to create a sweet herbal syrup.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 cup


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Combine water, sugar, and basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep for 30 minutes.

  2. Drain syrup through a mesh strainer into a sterilized glass jar; discard basil leaves. Let cool, then cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
25g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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