Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blue Basil Simple Syrup for a #BrunchWeek Libation #sponsor

I really needed basil today, but didn't feel like going to the store. Then I walked around the corner of the house and saw D's African blue basil. Sweet serendipity!

I clipped a few stems and headed back into the kitchen to make a simple syrup that I needed for a #BrunchWeek libation. And the great thing: I had plenty left for other cocktail crafting that I needed to do.


  • 1 C organic granulated sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)*
  • 1 C water
  • 25 leaves of African blue basil
  • 2 to 3 blossoms of African blue basil


Place sugar and water together in a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let simmer for 1 minute. For a thicker syrup, cook it longer. We prefer ours thin. Submerge the leaves and blossoms until they are completely covered. Let stand until syrup is cooled. Pour into a sterile mason jar but do not strain. 

Disclaimer - Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsor Dixie Crystals for providing me samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - what a unique and special syrup to mix up with your favorite liquors!


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