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Basil Simple Syrup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Fresh basil leaves are steeped in sugar and water to create a sweet herbal syrup to flavor summer's most refreshing cocktails, mocktails, lemonades, and frozen treats. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month."
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41 m servings 98
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)


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  1. Combine water, sugar, and basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour syrup into a sterilized glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove basil leaves; let cool.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 98 calories; 0 25.1 0.2 0 1 Full nutrition

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Great simple recipe that will take normal cocktails to a new level. I used it to add sweetness to a watermelon, apple, lime and mango juice cocktail. It really pulled it together.

Made this today for a dinner party to serve with Lemon sorbet. Big hit! No changes the recipe. Will definitely make again.