Hoja Santa Simple Syrup

Hoja Santa Simple Syrup

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Makes about 1 quart

Flavor plain simple syrup with some dried hoja santa, an aromatic, heart-shaped herb also known as the Mexican pepperleaf. 


  • 4 teaspoons dried hoja santa
  • 1-1/4 quarts simple syrup


  1. Place the simple syrup and the hoja santa into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil the mixture for 1 minute and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Set the syrup aside for 10 minutes to steep and then strain through a fine mesh sieve.


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