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Herb-Infused Flavor Syrups

Simple herbal infusions for flavoring beverages

Herbal syrups are perfect for mixing with sparkling water or kombucha. They are a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of summer. See the section above for different flavor options and how to store herb-infused flavor syrups for the winter.

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 quart-sized jar packed with fresh herbs
  • 3½ cups boiling water
  • Sugar or other sweeteners (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Pack a quart-sized jar with herbs. You really want to fill the jar right up so you can get the most flavor possible from your infusion.
  2. Pour boiling water over the herbs and allow them to steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain the liquid into a clean jar.
  4. Herbal infusions don’t have to be sweetened, however, adding sugar is traditional. Feel free to add between 1 Tbsp to 1/2 cup of sugar per batch of water.
  5. Store the finished infusions in the fridge and use them within 5 days. Alternately, freeze them for long-term storage. See the section above for more details.

Notes

  • I usually don’t add any sweetener to my herbal infusions. However, I’m definitely not a sweet tooth! Feel free to add a bit of your favorite sweeteners, including honey or sugar alternatives like xylitol or stevia. 
  • If you are planning on using the herbal infusion to flavor kombucha or water kefir, then use 1/2 cup white sugar. This will provide enough sugar to ferment and carbonate your probiotic pop.

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