Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

This is a basic syrup that can be used to make drinks, granitas, baked goods, etc. I like to pour a little in a glass and add club soda and ice! I found this in Southern Living magazine..


  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, about 1 minute or until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and add basil. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Pour into a glass jar, cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours.
  4. Remove basil and discard. Enjoy!
  5. Note: To make mint syrup, use mint in place of basil.