Lemon-Mint Syrup

Southern Living
Makes about 4 cups


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6 lemons
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
6 to 8 fresh mint sprigs


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours

1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove thin layer of peel from lemons, leaving white pith intact. Reserve peeled lemons for another use.

2. Bring sugar, salt, and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Remove syrup from heat, and stir in lemon peels and mint. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container; discard solids. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Created date

June 2014