Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Syrup by @MariaTiramisuCA | #mint #syrup #simplesyrup #mariatiramisu

Mint Syrup. Copyright 2016

Add a light minty flavor to drinks and desserts with this fresh mint syrup. Simply stir a few tablespoons into your favorite sparkling water, soda, or cocktail. You could also soak honeydew melon balls in syrup for a light summer dessert. The possibilities are endless.


I have a lot of mint growing in my garden, so I’ve been experimenting with mint lately.

This recipe is quick, easy, fresh, light and sweet…my ideal combination. I’ll experiment with other syrup flavors this week, and get back to you with the results. I’m thinking of making a ginger syrup, a rosemary syrup, a rooibos vanilla tea syrup, a chamomile syrup, and a basil syrup.

Do you prefer mint syrup in your drinks or your desserts? Share your thoughts with me in the Comments section below.

Here’s the recipe.

Mint Simple Syrup
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Add a light minty flavor to drinks and desserts with this fresh simple syrup. Simply stir a few tablespoons of this mint syrup into your favorite sparkling water or cocktail, or soak honeydew melon balls in this syrup for a refreshing summer dessert.
Recipe type: Syrup
Cuisine: Italian, American
Yield: 1⅓ cups
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh spring water
  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint
  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, whisking the liquid continuously until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer liquid to a glass Pyrex measuring cup, or a small heat-proof bowl. Allow the liquid to cool to room temperature.
  4. Chop the mint, and stir into the liquid.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 24 hours.
  6. Strain the mixture to remove the chopped mint. Use as desired in drinks and desserts.
Bottle, and refrigerate up to 1 week.

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