Mint Simple Syrup
June 28th, 2011
Are you tired of my fresh mint recipes yet? Sorry. I know. But it is growing as fast as I can use it! And I know there must be tons of people with the same issue- like anyone that plants it in their yard. Another recipe with the fresh mint: Mint Simple Syrup.
Well this beautiful mint simple syrup infused with *fresh* garden mint is so easy and it really turns out delicious. It smells like candy.yummy, sweet mint candy :) Wonderful for cocktails or mocktails! And I was thinking would also be amazing for an iced mocha. Ooooohhhhh. I just thought of that, and now I have to go make it.
Mint Simple Syrup, yields ½ cup
-½ cup sugar
-½ cup water
-8 large, fresh mint leaves
4) Simmer for about 1-2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved.
6) VERY carefully puree the mixture on high until the mint leaves release all of their juice into the simple syrup.
7) Pour the mint simple syrup through a small strainer and into a jar or heat proof bowl. Discard the mint solids.