- 1 cup (8 oz.) filtered water
- 1 cup (200 grams) white sugar
- 1/2 lb (about 2 cups) strawberries, chopped
- 5–6 fresh basil leaves, torn
Wash and slice the strawberries, and wash the basil leaves thoroughly.
In a small pan, combine the sugar, water, strawberries, and basil. Place it on the stove top on medium heat.
Bring the syrup to a simmer. Cook it, stirring occasionally, for fifteen minutes.
The strawberries should be mushy and the basil wilted. This means the flavor has cooked out of the berries and basil, and the sugar completely dissolved. You want the syrup to have thickened slightly, when you’re done simmering it.
Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the syrup through it to strain out the strawberries and basil. Set it aside to cool completely before adding to drinks or using it for baked goods.
Store the syrup in a clean, air tight container.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Syrups