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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Basil Syrup

Here is the basil syrup mentioned below.

1/4 cup sugar
3 cups fresh basil leaves

Heat sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved.  Transfer to blender.

Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil.  Submerge basil in it and boil for 3 minutes.  Drain basil in a colander and run cold water over it to stop the cooking.  Place basil in blender with syrup and process for 2 minutes.  Strain in a sieve.  Sprinkle with salt.

(I probably wouldn't add salt if I wanted to use this for cocktails.)


will said...

I'm trying your method tomorrow. I love the color you got from your batch.

Kris said...

Oh, good. It's a little sludgy rather than crystal-clear, but it still looks attractive mixed in a drink.

will said...

Just finished a batch. More work, but I'm happy with the look. Now I have to see how it holds up at work.