Herbal Simple Syrup

August 26, 2007

Herbal Simple Syrup

Sara, Tucson CSA

Lemongrass, basil or mint, are all delicious options for making an herb infused simple syrup. Use this syrup to dress the grilled watermelon from the above recipe or add it to iced teas, club soda or cocktails.

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 handful herbs, chopped

Heat all three ingredients over medium heat in a heavy bottom pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to make sure that all sugar is dissolved. Let boil for two minutes then remove from heat. Let cool completely before straining out herbs. Stores well in a jar in the refrigerator for a long time.

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