Updated: August 25, 2020 05:35 AM
Created: August 25, 2020 05:31 AM
Herb-Infused Simple Syrup
from MORE Perreca’s Italian Kitchen
Herb-infused simple syrups are a great way to add flavor to beverages and foods and they could not be easier to make.
Step #1 — Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a saucepan.
Step #2 — add your herb or other flavoring. But choose just one. Combining flavors is not recommended. For example, for a simple syrup ratio of one cup sugar and one cup water, you may choose to add:
Step #3 — bring mixture to boil on high heat. Once mixture comes to boil, whisk constantly until all sugar is dissolved. About 1-2 minutes.
Step #4 — Remove from heat and set pan aside to cool (about 40 min) Once simple syrup is completely cooled, use a strainer and pour into glass jars for storage. Label and store in refrigerator when not in use.
Herb-infused simple syrups can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Using herb-infused simple syrups is downright ??????. Here are some ideas:
Rosemary Gin Gimblet (for 2)
Mix in a shaker:
Strain and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with fresh rosemary.
Basil-infused Lemonade (pitcher)
Combine ingredients in pitcher and garnish with fresh basil leaves and/or lemon wheels.
Serve over ice.
add 1 1/2 oz. jalapeño-infused simple syrup to your favorite margarita mix, add tequila, and there you go … a picante margarita!
Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and/or lemon wheels.
Homemade Ginger Ale:
Add 1 Tbs. ginger simple syrup to one can non-flavored seltzer water. Use more/less simple syrup to regulate desired sweetness.
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