Why we love this mint simple syrup
- Mint is one of the fastest growing herbs, so it’s no wonder I always have a ton of it and no idea what to use it for. That’s why I love making this simple syrup.
- It’s a great way to infuse mint flavor into your drinks without having to muddle or keep mint on hand. You can even freeze this simple syrup so you have fresh flavor throughout the winter.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Fresh mint leaves
- Granulated sugar
How to make mint syrup
Make the syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer it over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir as needed.
Steep the mint. Remove the syrup from the heat and pop the fresh mint in. Let it steep for a while to allow its flavor to infuse into the syrup.
Strain and store. Let the syrup cool completely. Then, remove the mint and transfer it to container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Everything you need to know about mint simple syrup
You want to bring the water for simple syrup to boiling and then remove it from the heat. The longer you let the water boil the thicker your simple syrup will become, as the water evaporated.
Yes. You need to refrigerate any homemade simple syrup to keep it fresh.
When stored in the fridge, homemade simple syrup will stay fresh for up to a month. Make sure to store in an airtight container, mason jars work great. To keep syrup as fresh as possible, remove any mix ins from the container after 24 hours.
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Try this with one of these cocktailsPrint
- ½ cup water
- ½ granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (1 small handful)
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the mint leaves to the syrup. Remove from heat and allow it the syrup to steep until cool.
Remove mint and transfer to a mason jar or storage bottle.
Refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will stay fresh for 1 week.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixer
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 19
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Sodium: 13.8 mg
- Fat: 0.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
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