Cafe Osage’s Lime Basil Simple Syrup
2½ cups water
2 cups sugar
¹∕³ cup packed fresh lime basil leaves
• In a medium pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
• Reduce the heat to low, add the lime basil and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a clean glass bottle. Store refrigerated in an airtight container 1 month.