How to Make Mint Syrup

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Wondering what to do with the abundance of mint growing in your garden? Run out of ideas for recipes that use mint? Make a delicious mint syrup that's perfect in tea or with seltzer water over ice.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Saucepan
  • Slotted spoon or colander
  • Glass container or bottle
  • Pick 1 cup of mint leaves. Run them under water to clean them, and add to a saucepan along with 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water.

  • Bring to a boil, and boil gently for a minute or two.

  • Stain out the mint and let cool. Pour the resulting light-green syrup into a glass container.

Tips & Warnings

  • Delicious in hot or iced tea
  • pour some syrup in a glass of ice and top with seltzer water for a refreshing drink!
  • The boiling syrup is very hot --- do handle with care!

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