This Mint Syrup is a simple syrup is perfect for sweetening up your drinks, desserts, and cocktails. It's made with just three ingredients: sugar, water, fresh mint leaves. Mint simple syrup is a great way to add a touch of minty flavor and sweetness to your favorite recipes!
Mint syrup is super easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients!
We love using it in cocktails (hello mojito!), as well as on desserts, ice cream, waffles, and much more.
The naturally green simple syrup was a delicious mint flavor and it's really versatile.
What is Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in all sorts of recipes, from cocktails and mocktails to desserts and even breakfast dishes.
It's a thick sweet liquid made by boiling sugar and water together until the sugar has dissolved, then cooling the mixture down.
You can flavor the simple syrup with all sorts of herbs, spices, and fruits - the sky is the limit!
There are several benefits to making your own simple syrup at home. First of all, it's much cheaper than buying it at the store.
Second, you can control the level of sweetness by adjusting the ratio of sugar to water.
And third, you can infuse the syrup with any flavor you like.
This simple syrup uses fresh mint for a sweet and minty taste! You can use it by adding it to cocktails, mocktails, iced tea, or even desserts. It's easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Making simple syrup at home from scratch means its made with clean and simple ingredients.
- You can control how much mint goes in to intensify the minty flavor.
- Mint syrup is so versatile and bursting with fresh flavor.
- This mint simple syrup can be used in a variety of different ways, from cocktails (try it in a mojito) to desserts.
- Water - Thins out the mixture and dissolves the sugar so it is pourable.
- Sugar - Adds a classic sweetness to the syrup.
- Fresh Mint Leaves - Adds a refreshing minty flavor that is natural to the syrup.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Mint Syrup recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Combine the ingredients: Stir the sugar and water together into a small pot.
Dissolve the sugar: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
Infuse the mint: To the simmering sugar water, add the mint leaves and allow the syrup to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool.
Strain: After cooling, strain the syrup in a fine-mesh strainer or nut-milk bag over a bowl until all the liquid strains through. Discard the mint leaves.
Pour and store: Pour into a jar or bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
When infusing the mint, make sure the mixture is at a simmer and not at a boil. Boiling mint may cause the flavor to become bitter.
Let the syrup cool before straining as hot sugar water can burn.
If you want a more intense mint flavor, add more mint leaves or let the syrup infuse for a longer time.
Always use a sterilized jar or container when pouring the syrup to ensure there is no bacteria growth.
If your syrup is too cloudy, a second straining may be necessary.
- Drizzle over pancakes, waffles or French toast.
- Use in cocktails.
- Drizzle over ice cream.
- Get creative and use your simple syrups on these Breakfast Pancake Ideas.
- Use your mint syrup on desserts, such as cakes, drizzle cake, cheesecakes...
- Swirl into yogurt or oatmeal.
- Mix your syrup with some club soda to turn it into a homemade mint-flavored soda.
- Many syrup recipes will add great Starbucks-like flavor to your coffees and cappuccinos.
Try different versions of mint leaves such as peppermint, spearmint, or even chocolate mint varieties.
You can use any type of sugar to make this recipe such as white sugar, brown sugar, or even honey. Just be aware that the flavor may change depending on what you use.
For a non-minty version, try using other herbs such as lavender or rosemary.
Storing: Cooled simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container or jar for up to two weeks.
Freezing: Mint simple syrup can be frozen by pouring the cooled mixture into ice cube trays. Once frozen, store the cubes in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to six months. Thaw simple syrup cubes by placing them in a bowl and allowing them to come to room temperature or microwave for 30 seconds.
Generally, sugar syrup is made with equal parts sugar and water while simple syrup is made with a slightly different ratio. The names can be interchangeable.
No, you don't have to use mint leaves. You can infuse the syrup with any flavor you like. Try different herbs such as lavender or rosemary.
Mint syrup will last for up to two weeks when stored in a sterilized jar or container in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Check out the storage and freezer section for full instructions.
More Simple Syrup Recipes
- Mango Simple Syrup
- Chai Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Biscoff Syrup (speculoos)
- Quick Blackberry Syrup
- Easy Peach Syrup
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- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup mint leaves fresh
- Stir the sugar and water together in a pot, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, add the mint leaves and allow the syrup to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, and allow to cool.
- Strain in a fine mesh strainer (or mesh bag) over a bowl and discard the mint leaves.
- Pour into a jar or bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.