Mint-Infused Syrup



Makes 3 cups (enough for about 48 drinks)

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2 cups sugar
2 cups water
3 quarts rinsed fresh mint leaves (about 4 bunches)


In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, and 3 quarts rinsed fresh mint leaves (about 4 bunches); stir often over medium-low heat just until simmering. Let stand until cool, about 30 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into a small pitcher. Chill until cold, about 45 minutes. Mixture keeps, covered and chilled, up to seven days.


April 2003
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