Monday, August 12, 2013

Mint Simple Syrup

It's called simple syrup for a's truly simple to make and you can use it in just about anything.  Andrew loves beverage - any and all drinks - so we tend to keep our fridge pretty stocked.  The unfortunate part is that pre-made drinks are expensive, especially when you go through a gallon a day!  In order to help save us some money I've decided to make as many drinks as possible at home.  Through trial and error using a recipe adapted from the Joy of Cooking we created the best Mint Lemonade recipe (found here).

Here is how you can make Mint Simple Syrup at home.

The ratio of sugar to water is 1:1, so for every cup of water you will dissolve 1 cup of sugar.

You will need the following:

  • Water
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Mint Sprigs

Sugar - cute container optional!
Put both water and sugar into a saucepan (it will need a fitted lid, but not for this part), and put on stovetop over medium-high heat.  Leave over heat until sugar is dissolved and your liquid is clear.  Do not let it boil, so keep an eye on it and stir occasionally!

Once sugar is completely dissolved turn off heat and add mint leaves.  Cover and let sit for 15-20 minutes (depending on how strong you want the mint flavor).

Strain out mint and pour liquid into an airtight container.  Store Mint Simple Syrup in fridge.

That's it.  Simple, simple, simple.


  1. Mint Lemonade.. this sounds GORGEOUS! I might have to give this a try! And those bottles are the cutest!

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    Thanks x

    1. Thanks so much! They're actually re-used Pellegrino bottles! I couldn't bare to throw them away!

      xx Maddy