One of my all-time favorite ingredients!
Homemade mint simple syrup is so easy to make! Just heat sugar, water, and mint leaves until the sugar dissolves, let it cool, then strain the mint leaves out. You’re left with a delicious simple syrup that’ll keep in a jar in the fridge for about a week.
This recipe is easy to scale up or down. I wrote this up for two cups of simple syrup but you can easily do 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of mint leaves.
Want to make a Mint Julep? Click here for my recipe!
Use mint simple syrup in mint juleps, in coffee or cocktails, brush it on cake layers, or flavor baked goods with it. The possibilities are endless!
Mint Simple Syrup
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- Bring sugar, water, and mint leaves to a boil in a small sauce pan until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and strain to remove the mint leaves.
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