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Flavored Syrup

You can substitute your favorite herb or spice to flavor this simple, or sugar, syrup. The syrup may be used to flavor and sweeten lemonade or iced tea.

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2000

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 ounce fresh rosemary or mint sprigs, or rose petals (unsprayed)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with 2 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the fresh herbs or rose petals to the syrup, remove the pan from the heat, and let the mixture steep for 2 hours. Strain the syrup in a sieve, and discard the herbs or rose petals. Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Transfer the syrup to a small pitcher, and serve with unsweetened lemonade.

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