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Fresh Mint Sugar Syrup

Yield Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

How to Make It

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool.

  2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint.

  3. Fresh Mint-Citrus sipper by the Glass: Combine 3 tablespoons Fresh Mint Sugar Syrup; 2 tablespoons each fresh lemon, lime, and orange juice; and 3/4 cup lemon-flavored sparkling water, chilled; stir mixture well.