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Basil Simple Syrup

Basil simple syrup
Image: / Tim Nusog 

This garden-fresh simple syrup recipe will add a hint of basil to your favorite cocktails.


  • 1/2 cup boiling water

  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves


  1. Bring the water to a boil, then add the sugar

  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  3. Add the basil leaves and steep for 15 minutes.

  4. Strain into a clean jar, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.