Mint Simple Syrup

Wow… talk about a hiatus. I have been MIA all summer. Things got hectic between changing jobs, getting the cutest pup ever (more to come on that) and planning some awesome things to come. I’m going to make it a commitment to blog more regularly so stay tuned!

Ever since we moved into our home almost two years ago, we have had an excessive amount of mint growing in our garden. We’ve given up on trying to eliminate it completely, and have come to terms with the fact that we just have an endless supply of invasive mint (hey – could be worse).

Needless to say, I am trying to use the mint in more creative ways instead of pulling it out of the ground just to throw it away. I love to use fresh mint in water, cocktails, etc. but when I want a little more mint flavor infused, my go-to recipe is my mint simple syrup. The possibilities are endless! I make a large batch and use it in drinks like lemonade, tea, and cocktails but you can use it for nearly anything!

To me, it’s the perfect recipe to cool down after a hot summer day.

For my version, I used turbinado sugar partly because I had quite a bit on hand, and also because I wanted a nice rich flavor to the syrup – but I have also made it with white sugar.

mint simple syrup

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Mint Simple Syrup
A refreshing summer syrup perfect for spicing up beverages and baked goods.
mint simple syrup
Cook Time 10 minues
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Cook Time 10 minues
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
mint simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine water and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil, allowing the sugar to melt and the mixture to thicken.
  3. Coarsely chop the mint to release the oils and add to the pot.
  4. Remove from heat and let the mint "steep" for 10 minutes
  5. Strain the mint from the mixture and pour into a mason jar for storage.
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