The taste of fresh mint is so refreshing! Mint is a great way to brighten up a dish like watermelon and feta salad, and it is also a great way to freshen up a cocktail. I feel very strongly about the fake taste of store-bought sweet and sour mix. It tastes like feet….yup. So, if you make your own simple syrup (which is the easiest thing ever), then you can simply mix it with fresh citrus juice, and you have your very own homemade sweet and sour mix.
If you love sweet drinks, this is a great way to add real sugar into your drink without the graininess of granulated sugar. Homemade simple syrup is a great alternative to the fake sweaters that dissolve into drinks, and it allows you to add any flavor you like, such as mint.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves
- Combine the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat
- Stir until the sugar dissolves and it comes to a simmer
- Stir in the fresh mint leaves
- Simmer on low for about 8-10 minutes; string occasionally
- Allow to cool and remove the mint leaves
- Store this in a sealed container and refrigerate
Mint simple syrup