Make this for our Fruit-and-Herb Sorbets: White Peach and Bay Leaf; Cantaloupe and Tarragon; Green Apple and Mint; Blueberry and Lemon Verbena; Lychee and Lemongrass.
Stir together sugar and 1 1/4 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved. Add herbs, and remove pan from heat immediately. Let syrup cool completely. Refrigerate syrup in an airtight container at least 8 hours, or up to 1 day. Just before using, pour the syrup through a fine sieve into a large bowl; discard the herbs.