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Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup is a flavorful sugar syrup recipe that is easy to make and perfect for adding to summer cocktails.

Simple syrup is really as easy as its name. It is just sugar and water, and then adding whatever ingredients you want. You can add fruit, fresh herbs, and whole spices. Try my Cranberry Simple Syrup and Lemon Rosemary Simple Syrup.

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup Ingredients

To make this flavored syrup recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Strawberries
  • Basil

How to Make Flavored Simple Syrup

In a small pot over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, sliced strawberries and basil leaves.

Strawberry Basil Sugar Syrup

Bring to a simmer and cook until the strawberries are mushy and the syrup has thickened, around 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool down. 

Strawberry Basil Syrup

Remove the large pieces and then strain into a mason jar.

Storage Instructions

Simple Syrup lasts refrigerated for up to a week.

What to Make with Strawberry Basil Syrup

The perfect cocktail for this syrup is a Strawberry Basil Gin Rickey. You can also pour it over french toast, add to lemonade, or top a fruit salad.

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup is a flavorful sugar syrup recipe that is easy to make and perfect for adding to summer cocktails.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup strawberries, sliced
  • 5 basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, sliced strawberries and basil leaves.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook until the strawberries are mushy and the syrup has thickened, around 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool down. 
  4. Remove the large pieces and then strain into a mason jar.

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CC Conboy

Monday 18th of October 2021

Hi, can this mixture be jarred for longer shelf life?

Emily Enchanted

Thursday 21st of October 2021

@CC Conboy, yes. If you are canning simple syrup, it can be stored in a cool dark place for 1 to 2 years.

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