Basil Syrup

Nourish Restaurant in Sequim, WANourish, Sequim’s new garden-to-plate restaurant and gathering place, is featuring a series of meals created using items from Nash’s farm share boxes each week. Here’s a recipe straight out of our aromatic basil greenhouses!

Basil isn’t restricted to pesto or caprese salads. It makes a delicious flavor to a sweet, simple syrup that can be drizzled over fresh fruit like peaches, nectarines, mangos (or grilled apricots) or soft cheese, and makes fun summer cocktails, too!

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup basil

Place all ingredients in small pan and heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes, strain and put in a warmed glass container. It keeps for a week, if you can leave it alone!