Simple Syrup with Flavoring Ideas
You can make any amount of simple syrup as long as you use equal parts sugar and water.
To infuse simple syrup with tender herbs such as basil, mint, or tarragon sprigs, ladle syrup over 1/2 bunch of herbs and let steep at least 30 minutes (and up to 2 hours, depending on desired strength). For other flavorings, such as sliced fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, strips of citrus peel, and vanilla bean, it helps to bring the syrup to a simmer with the aromatics first, before steeping. Strain syrup, discarding aromatics, before using.