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 Ingredients
To make this flavored syrup recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):
How to Make Flavored Simple Syrup
- In a small pot over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, sliced strawberries and basil leaves.
- 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.
- Remove the large pieces and then strain into a mason jar.
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.
Friday 29th of July 2022
Do you think this could be made in larger doses and frozen into ice cube trays for future use?
Sunday 31st of July 2022
@Lisa, yes, you can freeze simple syrup.
Monday 18th of October 2021
Hi, can this mixture be jarred for longer shelf life?
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.