Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

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A fresh, herbal mint simple syrup that has so many uses!




One of the most common questions we get asked as cocktail bloggers is how to make various flavored simple syrupsSimple syrup can be an integral part of a cocktail, by adding sweetness and flavor to make the drink just right. Such an important part of cocktail making, and yet it is really simple!




Mint Simple Syrup

One that we always are asked about is mint simple syrup, which we use in a whole bunch of cocktails.




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Mint Simple Syrup in bottle with mint leaves, sugar in wooden bowl with wooden spoon. Flowers in background.

Swing Top Bottles / Wooden Bowls / Wooden Spoons




Mint simple syrup is one of our favorite flavored simple syrups to make as it is extremely versatile and one that brings a whole bunch of flavor! Cool and crisp tasting, mint simple syrup brings a delicious refreshing mint flavor to cocktails, drinks or frozen treats alike!






What Ingredients are Needed for the Mint Simple Syrup?

  • Mint
  • Sugar
  • Water




We are lucky enough to have our own little herb garden where we grow a whole bunch of fresh herbs that we use in cooking and drink making. One of the easiest herbs to grow is mint, as it does really well in a pot, making it perfect for use in the kitchen as you can keep a small pot handy! In fact, most gardeners tell you to grow mint in a pot because it tends to grow like wildfire and takes over your whole garden!





Mint Simple Syrup in bottle with mint leaves, wooden bowl of sugar with wooden spoon. Flowers and jigger in background





Making mint simple syrup is really quite easy. First you use equal parts water and white sugar and bring that to a boil. Once the sugar and water have boiled, remove from heat and add in the mint leaves. Allow the mint leaves to steep in the hot syrup until cool, then strain out the leaves!




The result is a clear syrup with a cool, fresh minty sweetness that avoids being overly artificially minty like some chewing gums or some creme de menthe.





Mint Simple Syrup in bottle with wooden bowl filled with sugar. Mint leaves, flowers and jigger in background





Can Simple Syrups go bad?

They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge in a Bormioli Rocco Swing Bottles but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!









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Mint Simple Syrup
Yield: 1

Mint Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A mint simple syrup for cocktails, mocktails and drinks.


  • 1 cup water
  • 6 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 cup sugar


Place sugar and water in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil, stirring to fully dissolve the sugar.

Remove from heat.

Add mint sprigs into the hot syrup and steep until cool.

Strain mint from syrup.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g




Bottle of mint simple syrup with bowl of sugar and greens behind




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20 thoughts on “Mint Simple Syrup

  1. I notice you mentioned putting the mint in after the syrup has reached a boil. Is that technique the same for all herb syrups?
    I made some mint simple syrup and used it in your Pineapple Mojito recipe. My guests loved it. Perfect for a hot summer evening get-together.

    1. For most of the herb simple syrups this is the technique we use as it keeps the oils (that bring all the flavors) from boiling off with the heat. For fruit based simple syrups or some spice syrups we will boil the syrup with those flavor items in it! Cheers!

  2. Love all your cocktails! They look so elegant and not to mention deeelicious. Amateur question: boiling water and sugar – is that regular simple syrup?

  3. First of all, your photos are beautiful! I pinned this recipe and will be giving it a try soon. I’m anxious to check out some of your other recipes!

  4. It definitely makes things easy if you have mint growing somewhere close! Love mint flavor that goes well with so many things!

  5. I love the beauty and ease of this Mint Simple Syrup recipe! Just looking at your gorgeous photos I can almost taste the cool, refreshing mint flavor. This would be perfect drizzled over ice cream.

  6. I have a big patch of fresh mint that’s trying to take over my garden, so I’m constantly on the lookout for new things I can make with mint so that I can try to keep that patch under control. Loving the sound of that Pineapple Mojito that Rachel mentioned in her comment… sounds like my mint patch is getting a trim over the weekend! 🙂

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