Summer Simple Syrup 3 Ways

Summer Simple Syrup 3 Ways

It would suffice to say that I love summer drinks.

Be it with rum or vodka... or without. ;)

Believe it or not, I made simple syrup for the very first time at home just earlier this summer.  Yes.  I was one of those people who actually bought a bottle of sugared up water at the liquor store.

Once I read how ridiculously easy it was to make your own simple syrup at home, I literally planted a palm to my forehead.

Had I really been paying for sugar and water??  Oy!

Those of you who have been following me for the past couple of months know my obsession with mojitos.  You probably saw (and hopefully pinned!) my recipe for Spiced Pineapple Mojitos.  Or perhaps you caught my drinks contributor post on White Lights on Wednesday for my Blueberry Ginger Mojitos.  ;)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 cup of hulled and chopped strawberries (about 5 large strawberries)
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
Read the whole recipe on Frugal Foodie Mama