Insanely Delicious Basil Simple Syrup – A Must Try

Basil Simple Syrup

 

My basil always pulls double duty. Before I make my Basil Pesto I blanch my basil. I do this for a couple of reasons. One it’s an easy way to brighten the leaves especially if they have sat on your counter for a day or so. It also helps if your basil has lightened due to overwatering. I use the infused water to make basil simple syrup for cocktails. Basil Mojito and Basil Mules

 

Basil Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups basil – blanched enter
  • 3 cups water enter
  • 3 cups sugar

 

Directions

  1. Use the water left from your Basil Pesto Recipe
  2. Add three cups of sugar
  3. Bring to a  gentle boil
  4. Reduce and let cool

 

Keep in sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

Enjoy in an array of cocktails including my personal favorite, Basil Mules

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basil Leaves
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Sugar
Instructions
  1. Blanch Basil Leaves in 3 cups of boiling water.

    ***If you are also making Basil Pesto, use the water left from your Basil Pesto Recipe.

  2. Add three cups of sugar
  3. Bring to a  gentle boil
  4. Reduce and let cool
Recipe Notes

Keep in sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy in an array of cocktails including my personal favorite, Basil Mules

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