Mint-Infused Simple Syrup

This Mint-Infused Simple Syrup recipe can be used in many different drinks - ice tea and lemonade for example.


Makes about 1 cup

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Cool: 30 Minutes


1 cup sugar
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves


Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low; add sugar and mint, and simmer 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 30 min.). Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into an airtight container, discarding mint. Cover with lid, and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.