Fit the flavouring to the fruit – basil is great with berries, lavender with stone fruits.
- 600ml (1 pint) white wine
- 225g (8oz) granulated syrup
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 strips lemon rind
- A small handful of your chosen flavouring (eg basil or lavender)
Bring your chosen flavouring, white wine, sugar, lemon juice and rind to the boil.
Simmer until you have around 250-300ml (9-11 fl oz) of liquid left in the pan.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Strain your liquid into a jug, ready to pour over your chosen summer fruit salad.
Ideas for pairing fruit with fresh herbs
Berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
Berries such as strawberries and raspberries, and stone fruit such as peaches and plums.
Stone fruit such as peaches, apricots and plums.
Melons such as cantaloupe and honeydew.