Basil Simple Syrup
Fresh basil leaves are steeped in simple syrup to create a sweet herbal base for refreshing cocktails, lemonades, and frozen treats.
Combine water sugar and basil leaves in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil stirring until sugar dissolves.
Simmer for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and let syrup steep about 30 minutes.
Pour syrup into a sterilized glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove basil leaves; let cool.