This homemade mint syrup is a cocktail and mocktail staple. It’s perfect for drinks of all kinds!
- 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves (about 1 oz.)
- Combine Sugar And Water. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar.
- Dissolve Over Medium Heat, whisking or stirring as needed to help the sugar dissolve. You don’t need the mixture to boil, just bring it to almost a simmer until the sugar dissolves.
- Add Fresh Mint. Then, add the fresh mint leaves to the hot simple syrup and gently crush it a bit with your spoon. (The heat will make it start to wilt almost immediately, so you just need to tuck any stray leaves into the syrup.)
- Steep A Least 30 Minutes. Let the mint steep in the simple syrup at least 30 minutes for the best flavor. Chill the syrup if you plan to steep it longer than 1 hour. (Some folks leave theirs to steep in the fridge up to 1 day, but that can sometimes run bitter.)
- Strain The Syrup. Place a small sieve over a mason jar or bowl and pour the mint simple syrup through the sieve to strain out the mint.
- Serve & Store. Cool the syrup and store in a glass jar or airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Add to your favorite drink recipes and more!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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