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citronella simple syrup, citronella geranium leaves (mosquito plant leaves) + mint leaves
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5 from 10 votes

Citronella Plant Simple Syrup

This recipe for Citronella Plant Simple Syrup uses leaves from the Citronella Geranium (or Mosquito Plant), and infuses them into a sweet, fragrant syrup that's perfect for sweetening herbal tea, lemonade, and cocktails!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 48 people
Calories: 16kcal


  • 2 citronella geranium (mosquito plant) leaves (Do not use citronella grass in this recipe)
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Rinse the leaves by dipping them in a bowl of cool water.
  • Add the leaves, sugar, and water to a small pot.  Bring to a boil, and then lower heat to medium.  Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Strain leaves out of the syrup.  Store syrup in a glass jar or other container. Store in the fridge for up to a month.



Yields: About 1 cup syrup.  Serving size estimates 1 teaspoon per serving.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sugar: 4g