Homemade Syrups with Fruits and Herbs

201552133Making syrup with fruits and herbs is a perfect way to preserve fresh fruits, as well as to make them into a magic ingredient for refreshing iced tea. Below are three delicious syrups that are good in iced teas, on shaved ice, or even in hot teas.

1. Strawberry Syrup
Strawberry syrup is best when made in to iced tea with sparkling water.
Directions: Wash 2 pounds of strawberries thoroughly and boil them for 20 minutes. Filter solid strawberries without smashing them , and boil only the liquid with two cups of sugar for five minutes. Let the syrup cool before storing.

2. Lemon Mango Syrup
This sweet and tangy syrup makes a perfectly refreshing cup of iced tea with some mints, good also on ice cream and shaved ice.
Directions: Put pureed mango, sliced lemons, sugar, and some white wine in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

3. Honey Lavender Syrup
Honey lavender syrup makes a perfect bedtime tea.
Directions: Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of honey to a boil and add 2 Tablespoons of lavender and some vanilla beans. Boil for another 15 minutes, then filter them to store only the liquid.

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Translated by Heewon Kim