Basil Simple Syrup

Flavored simple syrup can bring new life to your favorite beverages. And just like the name implies, it is so simple to do! Basil, in particular, pairs deliciously with strawberries and lemons. Try this basil simple syrup in place of sour mix in a strawberry margarita or as a sweetener to homemade lemonade. It's so refreshing that you'll be inspired to create your own drink recipes!

Basil Syrup


  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Mix the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Add basil leaves and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Simmer and stir frequently for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  4. Strain out leaves and pour into a jar. Store in the refrigerator for about a week.

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5 out of 5 stars Mar 14, 2021
I've been making basil simple syrup for ages. I love it on anything that calls for simple syrup. We also love it on top of lemon sorbet.
Halina from FL

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