Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall
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 syrups. Simple 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 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! Try our Lilac syrup, too!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Mint Simple Syrup?
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!
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.
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 bottle or jar, 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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A mint simple syrup for cocktails, mocktails and drinks.
Mint Simple Syrup
- 6 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 cup water
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
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