Mint Simple Syrup is sweet, minty, and the perfect addition to your drinks. It's incredibly easy to make, and requires only three ingredients.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's easy to make. Simple syrup is very easy to make. All you need to do is infuse fresh mint into a basic simple syrup.
- You only need three ingredients. And one of those ingredients is water. You got this.
- It's made with fresh herbs. I love using fresh ingredients in my recipes, and this one uses sweet, fresh mint.
💭 What is Mint Simple Syrup?
Mint simple syrup is a simple syrup that's been infused with the flavor of fresh mint.
Simple syrup is created when sugar (or other sweetener, like honey) is dissolved into water, often in equal amounts.
You only need three ingredients to make mint simple syrup. Let's walk through them, below.
- Water: Use plain, unflavored, uncarbonated water. You can use tap water or filtered water. Whatever you prefer.
- Sugar: Plain granulated sugar is preferred here. You can use other sugars or sweeteners, but keep in mind that it will alter the flavor and overall appearance of the syrup.
- Mint: Use fresh mint, please. And use wayyy more than what's shown in the picture. My mint plant is nearing the end of its life (I made this recipe in the Fall), so those are the last little good-looking bits that I could find.
👩🏻🍳 How to make it
As always, you'll start out by making a regular, plain simple syrup. Water and sugar go into a saucepan over heat until the sugar dissolves into the water. Make sure to whisk everything together periodically.
Next, you'll turn off the heat and add the fresh mint to the syrup. Allow it to cool completely.
After that, you need to strain out all of the mint leaves. I've found that using a fine mesh strainer is helpful. Once you have strained everything out of the syrup, pour the syrup into an airtight container before stashing it in the fridge.
🔗 Other simple syrup recipes
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Thyme Simple Syrup from Gastronom
- Honey Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Apple Cider Syrup from Mitten Girl
- Irish Cream Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Pineapple Demerara Syrup from High Proof Preacher
❓FAQs/Tips and tricks
Yes, it will eventually go bad. It should last about a week or two in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.
This syrup should last about a week or two if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can prolong the shelf life a little bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yes, it needs to be refrigerated. Make sure to store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
Tentatively, I want to say yes. However, I haven't tried this method.
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Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 bunch fresh mint
- Combine the water and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved into the water completely.
- Turn off the heat and add the fresh mint to the syrup.
- Allow the syrup to cool completely before straining out the mint and storing the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- You can extend the shelf life of this simple syrup a bit by adding about half an ounce of plain vodka to the syrup after it has cooled
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.