Friday, August 23, 2013

Mint Simple Syrup {Recipe}

I have mint coming out the wazoo so I'm constantly coming up with new ways to use it.  I happened upon a recipe for Mint Simple Syrup in the August issue of BHG.  It was incorporated into another recipe they had listed for Melon and Mint Lemonade (which I made and it was DELISH!).

The thing I like about simple syrups though is that they can be used in a variety of recipes. So I made another batch of Mint Simple Syrup which I plan to add to more lemonades, adult beverages, and even coffee.

 
Ingredients
 
1/2 cup fresh mint
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
 
In a small saucepan combine sugar and water.  Stir in the 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves.  Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cover.  Let the syrup stand for up to 2 hours (the mint flavor will grow stronger the longer you let it steep).  Strain after cooling.  Store in the refrigerator, covered for up to 2 weeks.  Makes 3 cups.

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