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 aย  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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