Strawberry-Cucumber Simple Syrup
Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: All | Type: Basic | Diet: V/GF
If you have any berries that are less than perfect, you can use them in this recipe! And, once you know how to make a simple syrup, you can make it with almost anything. Change up the fruit, add spices, mix in herbs...the sky's the limit.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups organic sugar
- 5 ripe strawberries
- a few hunks of cucumber
- a smidgen of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to the consistency of maple syrup. (In classic recipes, they'll say that you want the liquid to be thick enough that it coats the back of a spoon).
- Remove from heat and let cool. When it's cook, strain out the strawberries and cucumber. I like to save them, and mix them into yogurt.
- Use the syrup to make homemade soda, or cocktails. You can also drizzle it over ice cream.