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Head-on view of a mason jar of mint simple syrup with mint leaves all around

Mint Simple Syrup

Want to add fresh mint flavor to your cocktails without muddling a bunch of mint leaves? This Mint Simple Syrup adds a delicious minty sweetness to drinks, baked goods, and more!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktail Ingredients, Mixology, Simple Syrup Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 1 ¼ cups simple syrup
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 fresh mint leaves


  • Put water, sugar, and mint leaves in a medium saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until syrup has thickened.
  • Remove from heat and pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve to strain mint leaves out and into a heat-proof bowl or mason jar. Place bowl or jar in fridge to cool completely before using. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.


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