Basil Stem and Ginger Simple Syrup

Taylor Pelton
2.5 cups
15 minutes
Basil stems are full of sweet herbaceous flavor and are heartier than their delicate leaves which make them ideal for a quick infusion such as this dynamic simple syrup featuring fresh ginger and a pinch of salt. An unexpectedly vibrant addition to baked goods, mixed drinks, smoothies, and beyond.
Basil Stem and Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 to 6 basil stems
  • 3 tablespoons sliced ginger

Step 1

Bring to a boil then remove from the heat and allow to cool before straining. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.