I got summer on my mind, winter in reality. As I’m sure you’ve all heard, it SNOWED on April 1 in Boston. April Fools? Sadly no. What a joke. In spite of this wintery mix (what does that even mean?), I decided to make something that will be perfect in the heat of summer. A sprucer-upper for cocktails, salads, desserts, cereal… The sky’s the limit here! You can make a simple syrup out of any herb (basil, rosemary, mint, lettuce, they are all fair game) with this secret ratio…. wait for it…. 1:1:1.
All you need is 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup _______. Choose your own adventure, folks! Obviously the more of whatever you add, the more potent the flavor.
Basil always makes me think of the dog days of summer; digging around in the weeds, sweating, pounding water and slinging veggies at the mercado. So, in the interest of a fiscal staycation, here was the final product: