Fresh mint leaves are steeped with sugar and water to create a minty fresh sweet syrup to add a refreshing lift to cocktails, mocktails, pastry glazes, and frozen desserts. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
41 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, sugar, and mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 30 minutes.

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  • Pour syrup into a sterilized glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove mint leaves; let cool.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 25.2g; sodium 1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I didn't measure the mint, but it was a good cup or cup and half, followed the recipe and is execellent. Using it for Mojito, one shot mint simple syrup, one jigger rum, one cup club soda, and ice. Yep, that's what I'm talking about. Very good! Thanks! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I didn't measure the mint, but it was a good cup or cup and half, followed the recipe and is execellent. Using it for Mojito, one shot mint simple syrup, one jigger rum, one cup club soda, and ice. Yep, that's what I'm talking about. Very good! Thanks! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
Got tons of mint to use up? Make this. I made a double batch, freezing one in ice cube trays. I used the rest to make iced drinks on a hot day. I just left a pitcher in the fridge and anyone can just add a tbsp or so to a glass of tea or sparkling water as they wish. Truly simple and easy to make and renders a drink even more refreshing. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Perfect for mojitos. Question though, if kept refrigerated, why is it only good for up to a month? Does this actually spoil or lose taste??? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
A French press works perfectly for steeping and straining the mint leaves. The syrup is great for hot or cold tea. Makes delicious Mint Juleps. Add lime juice for spectacular Mojitos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2016
I mixed spearmint with lemon balm. Love it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
My guests comments "best mojito I ever had". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2017
I made this mint syrup and added it to my tea. It was fantastic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2020
This was delicious! I use in in my hot tea every morning. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
We have a very prodigious mint plant in the herb garden right now and we’re looking for ways to use it. Made a double batch of this mint simple syrup last night. Used a few ounces of it for the best Mojitos ever. Froze the remainder of the syrup in ice cube trays for easy serving-size storage, as each cube is about the right amount to sweeten a cocktail or a glass of iced tea. Read More
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