Mint Simple Syrup is made in minutes with just 3 ingredients; fresh mint, sugar, and water. This easy syrup is perfect for adding to your favorite iced tea, lemonade, or even a mixed drink like a mojito.
In a large sauce pan combine the water and sugar on medium heat. Carefully, mix the ingredients well over the heat making sure to not splash anything out of the pot. Once the sugar has dissolved (about 5 minutes) place the washed mint springs in the pot.
Turn the heat off and let the mint seep for 5 minutes.
Carefully pour the syrup into 2 pint size mason jars. Divide the sprigs of mint evenly amongst the jar. Let the jars rest until they reach room temperature then seal and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Yield - This simple syrup recipe yields 4 cups or 2 pints or 32 1 ounce pours.
Mint - If you don't have fresh mint you can use dried mint--You will need at least ¼ cup of the dried mint to make this recipe work.
Storage - I like to use a glass mason jar as these jars tend to not hold the flavor of past items that was stored in them.