I love getting a crafted cocktail (or mocktail – yay pregnancy) when out on a date night. However, since date nights are taking place in our kitchen on the regular I thought why not get creative and make our own fancy shmancy drinks. The key to creating crafted cocktails & mocktails is much easier than you think, all you need to do is make your own simple syrup.
Here’s what you need:
- Mason Jars
- Strawberries & Watermelon
- Rosemary & Basil
First you want to boil 1 Cup Water with 1 Cup Sugar. Keep the heat on medium, patience my friend – you do not want it to boil and crystalize. Stir continuously until sugar has dissolved.
Once sugar is dissolved fill mason jars about 2/3 full (you should have enough for approximately 3 jars. Add your fruit & herbs to each jar. Details on each jar below (from left to right on picture):
- Jar #1: finely chopped strawberries
- Jar #2: 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
- Jar #3: watermelon & strawberries blended with a 2 fresh basil sprigs
Let sit for minimum 1 hour. I decided to cool my jars and let the syrup get really good flavor by marinating overnight.
Soon you’ll be taking on the name as the household mixologist!
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