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Mint-Lime Simple Syrup may be kept in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use leftovers in cocktails and to sweeten iced tea. Or spoon it over any fresh fruit.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2015


Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 hrs 45 mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare Syrup: Stir together first 2 ingredients and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and boil 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice, and cool 30 minutes.

  • Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into an airtight container. Cover and chill syrup 4 hours.

  • Prepare Salad: Gently toss together strawberries and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup Mint-Lime Simple Syrup, and gently stir to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 weeks.