Mint Simple Syrup

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Mint Simple Syrup
Mint Simple Syrup

Are you tired of my fresh mint recipes yet? Sorry. I know. But it is growing as fast as I can use it! And I know there must be tons of people with the same issue- like anyone that plants it in their yard. Another recipe with the fresh mint: Mint Simple Syrup.

Well this beautiful mint simple syrup infused with *fresh* garden mint is so easy and it really turns out delicious. It smells like candy.yummy, sweet mint candy :) Wonderful for cocktails or mocktails! And I was thinking would also be amazing for an iced mocha. Ooooohhhhh. I just thought of that, and now I have to go make it.

Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup, yields ½ cup
-½ cup sugar
-½ cup water
-8 large, fresh mint leaves

1) In a small pot, combine the sugar and the water.
Mint Simple Syrup

2) Add the mint leaves.
Mint Simple Syrup

3) Bring to a simmer, gently swirling the pot to cover the mint leaves.
Mint Simple Syrup

4) Simmer for about 1-2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved.

5) Let cool just enough to get it into a blender.
Mint Simple Syrup

6) VERY carefully puree the mixture on high until the mint leaves release all of their juice into the simple syrup.

Mint Simple Syrup

7) Pour the mint simple syrup through a small strainer and into a jar or heat proof bowl. Discard the mint solids.

Mint Simple Syrup

8) Refrigerate until ready to use. This should last a few weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

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9 Comments

  1. jenjenk says:

    Puree!! You are brills!! I tried this with basil and it just wasn’t working for me!! I knew I was friends with you for a reason – simple GENIUS! [me, not you, for having you as a friend...] :) Muwah!

  2. Great idea, I’ll be keeping some mint syrup in my fridge this summer!

  3. Yum-O! I’ve got a couple of mint plants that I am dying to make use of!

  4. Jen Marie says:

    Ok, I officially need to add mint to my garden. I used to have pineapple mint and chocolate mint plants. They were amazing and yes, would take over. I’m thinking nice box planters to keep them contained. Also, pretty!!
    Thanks for all the great mint recipes, I’m really excited about the chocolate mint cookies. *I die*

  5. Danielle says:

    I am so making this! I have lots of mint, begging to be used.

  6. Andi says:

    perfect to add to my mint juleps! Thanks!