Simple Syrup

Well, hello there! You may have noticed that I have been MIA this week...my in-laws came into town last weekend and my time was spent entertaining. I miss them already! I hope you had a lovely week so far. 
This weekend is a very special one for all of us mothers! I wanted to share a simple gift idea that is very easy to make. Simple syrup is a great homemade gift to give to anyone. I use mine for lemonade but the possibilities are endless.

For a basic syrup, start with equal parts sugar and water, then you can get creative with other ingredients to infuse flavor into your syrup. I will be sharing with you today the recipe for raspberry and mint. These are so good!
Simple Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar

Put sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a low simmer, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Keep refrigerated. 

Mint Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 bunches of fresh mint

Chop mint and add it to the sugar and water and continue with the directions from the simple syrup recipe. Strain the mixture through a sieve once cooled.

Raspberry Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/2 pint fresh raspberries

Add raspberries to the sugar and water. Do not crush the berries. Continue with the directions from the simple syrup recipe. Strain the mixture through a sieve once cooled.
All you need now is a pretty bottle to store it in! This would be a unique gift wrapped up with lemons and a juicer. I hope you make this for someone special or for yourself! Make sure you include the recipe to make a delicious lemonade with their syrup. See ya soon!
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9 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy!! I need to make some asap! :)

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    1. This recipe is a cinch to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool! :) Did you spy my outdoor curtains in the pics?

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  2. Great post...love your pictures

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  3. I dropped by via The Shabby Nest-lovely idea for the raspberry and mint syrups. :)

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    1. Thanks Deezy for stopping by! Hope you try out the syrup and let me know how you like it! :)

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  4. You take the prettiest pictures! I love this idea!

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  5. I really like this idea as a gift or for myself! I will have to Pin it to remember. Your pictures are great.

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  6. What great recipes! They sound so good! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  7. Very cute! Great idea...i must try this!

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