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.
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.