How to Make Infused Simple Syrup

Friends. Can you believe we’re less than two weeks away from Christmas? How in the world did that happen? We’re knee-deep in hand making gifts for our friends and colleagues this year and wanted to share another bit of what we’ve been up to today. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re on a bit of a making-things-in-jars kick. Goodies look so sweet presented in canning jars, and it just makes sense if it’s something edible or drinkable. Simple syrup is a gift you can make in a snap and, when infused with thyme and lemon or mint {the possibilities for infusing can go on}. The catch is that if you want to leave the herbs and lemon in the syrup for gift giving {which we do as the presentation looks lovely}, leave a little note telling your recipient to strain syrup before using, and gift fresh {within a few days}.

2 parts sugar | 1 part water | thyme | lemon slices | mint {or any other herbs that tickle your fancy}

…Bring one part water to a boil in a sauce pan {we use one of our canning jars to gauge the measurement},

…Add the sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until totally dissolved.

…Once dissolved, remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

…Prep your jars and lay a lemon slice and three thyme sprigs in one and about 1 tbs. mint leaves in another. Slowly pour the simple syrup into each jar with a funnel.

…Let cool before putting the top on.

Aren’t these so sweet, if we do say so ourselves? What are you hand making this holiday season?

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