Basil Simple Syrup

June 01, 2017

Basil Simple Syrup

I don't know about you, but I love growing fresh basil either outside or indoors all year round. I do find that in the summer time I have trouble keeping up with the amount that grows. But, I managed to find a rather fitting solution. Rather then freeze, I love re-purposing into a simple syrup to mix up traditional cocktails.This refreshing version of a classic simple syrup, is the perfect way to mix up your cocktails this summer, and make sure you keep up with that basil!

Basil Simple Syrup Recipe

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Basil Infused Simple Syrup


  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. Water
  • ½ c. fresh basil leaves washed & packed into the measuring cup 


  1. Place the sugar and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat, and add the basil leaves.
  3. Allow the syrup to sit for at least 1 hour before straining through a mesh sieve.
  4. Discard the basil and store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. Syrup will last for several weeks in the refrigerator.

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