Simple syrup basics

honey syrups are made by combining equal quantities of honey* and water.  put these two ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until honey is completely dissolved. Turn off heat. 

For flavored or infused simple syrups, add a few sprigs of your favorite herb, citrus peels, or spices.  Let these steep in the hot syrup until it cools (or overnight). Strain and refrigerate in a lidded glass jar until ready to use.  will keep for a couple of weeks.

*molasses, sorghum, agave, and sugar also work well  

ideas for syrups

basil

black pepper

cardamom

ginger. (add soda water for a real treat)

hibiscus

lavender

lemon 

lemon basil

lemon verbena

lime

mint (a must for mint juleps and iced tea)

orange

rosemary

sage

thyme

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