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Fresh basil leaves cooking in a stovetop pan to make basil simple syrup.

Basil Simple Syrup

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This basil simple syrup is an easy homemade syrup that is perfect for mixing into lemonade, tea or craft cocktails.


  • ½ fresh basil leaves, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water



  • Storage: Store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months.
  • Don’t let the syrup boil. The syrup should have the consistency of water. Boiling the syrup results in a thick, gooey syrup.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Syrup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 48
  • Sugar: 12.5g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: simple syrup recipe