Infused with Bay Leaves and lemon peel, this simple syrup will add citrusy herbal flavor to iced tea, lemonade and cocktails.
Place all ingredients in small saucepan on medium heat. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Refrigerate overnight to blend flavors. Strain before serving.
• Use a vegetable peeler or small thin knife to remove lemon peel in 1 long strip.
• Sweeten iced tea with 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup per 1 cup tea. For Southern-style sweet tea, increase Simple Syrup to 1/4 cup.
• Sweeten homemade lemonade or limeade with 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup per 1 cup.
• Add 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup per 1 cup sparkling water, club soda or seltzer.