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Mint Simple Syrup

jar of homemade simple syrup with a jigger and pile of sugar

Mint Simple Syrup is a wonderful recipe that will take your cocktails to the next level. This syrup adds a special touch to any beverage by combining the cold, refreshing properties of mint with the sweetness of sugar. Its flavor adds a crisp lightness that ideally counterbalances the sweetness. This syrup is your go-to trick for amazing concoctions, whether you’re throwing a twist on your lemonade or creating a mojito.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and mint leaves.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the mint to infuse into the syrup.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
  5. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the mint leaves.
  6. Pour the syrup into a sterilized mason jar or glass bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.

Tips for Storage

By appropriately storing your Mint Simple Syrup, you may enjoy it in a variety of drinks and prolong its shelf life.

  • Refrigerate: Always keep the syrup in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.
  • Glass Containers are Best: They keep the syrup fresh longer.
  • Use Within a Month: For the best flavor, use your syrup within four weeks.

5 Cocktails Recipes

  • Mint Mojito: Mix 2 tablespoons of Mint Simple Syrup with lime juice, rum, and soda water. Garnish with mint leaves.
  • Mint Julep: Combine 2 tablespoons of Mint Simple Syrup with bourbon and crushed ice. Stir well and garnish with a mint sprig.
  • Lemon Mint Cooler: Shake 1 tablespoon of Mint Simple Syrup with lemon juice, vodka, and ice. Serve with a lemon slice.
  • Minty Iced Tea: Stir 2 tablespoons of Mint Simple Syrup into a glass of iced tea. Add a lemon slice for an extra zing.
  • Sparkling Mint Lemonade: Mix 2 tablespoons of Mint Simple Syrup with lemonade and a splash of sparkling water for a refreshing non-alcoholic option.
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These recipes show just how versatile Mint Simple Syrup can be. Whether you’re stirring up a classic cocktail or inventing something new, this syrup adds a layer of depth and freshness that’s unbeatable. So, grab your ingredients and let’s mix up some magic!

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jar of homemade simple syrup with a jigger and pile of sugar

Mint Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Mixer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mint simple syrup
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Mint simple syrup is a popular addition to cocktails and can be used in a variety of ways. Make your own with our recipe step-by-step instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and mint leaves.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.
  • Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the mint to infuse into the syrup.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the mint leaves.
  • Pour the syrup into a sterilized mason jar or glass bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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