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mint simple syrup in a bottle
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Mint Simple Syrup

This easy Mint Simple Syrup uses fresh mint from the garden to create an herbal sweet syrup.  It's perfect for sweetening tea, lemonade, and cocktails!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 48 people
Calories: 16kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint, rinsed
  • 1 cup water


  • Add sugar, mint, and water to a small pot.  Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat.
  • Leave the mint leaves in the syrup as it cools for about 15 minutes.  Strain out the leaves, and bottle the syrup.
  • Store mint simple syrup in a glass jar (or airtight container) in the fridge.  Use within a month.



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


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