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Mint Simple Syrup

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This mint simple syrup is refreshing and sweet! It gives all of your cocktails and mocktails a minty fresh burst. Super easy, and super delicious, you’ll love this mint simple syrup!

Mint Simple Syrup in a pan on a trivet.

On hot and humid summer nights, there’s nothing better than an icy, cool, refreshing drink. And what’s more refreshing than cool mint? 

I like to use this mint simple syrup in lemonades and iced teas. But my favorite way to use it is in my blueberry mojito. It’s perfect for summertime barbecues and is a total crowd pleaser!

The possibilities are endless. You could freshen up any cocktail (or mocktail) with an uplifting burst of mint. 

Trust me, you’ll want to keep this in stock all summer long.

Pouring sugar into water to make mint simple syrup.

Ingredients for mint simple syrup

  • Water – We need water to help loosen the consistency of the syrup, and so the sugar doesn’t burn.
  • Sugar – This is where our syrup will get all of its sweetness! I use white sugar, but you could use light brown sugar as well. 
  • Mint – Cool and fresh, this mint will give our simple syrup a burst of flavor!
Mint Simple Syrup in a pot.

How to make mint simple syrup

Step 1:

First, make sure you have a clean jar, or squeeze bottle, to put your finished syrup in. 

A funnel is a great tool that makes pouring the syrup into containers easy and mess-free. 

Step 2: 

In a small pot over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, and sprigs of mint. 

You can stir this a little bit, just to combine the water and the sugar, but you do not need to stir this the entire time.

Step 3:

Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes. 

Step 4:

Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool completely. 

To speed up the process, you could put the pot in a large bowl of ice water, and stir vigorously for 5 minutes. This will cool the mixture quickly! 

Step 5:

Remove the sprigs of mint, and pour your mixture into your container of choice!

Cooked Mint Simple Syrup in a pan.

Can I use dried mint?

This recipe would not do well with dried herbs. 

We’re looking for that green, fresh flavor that fresh herbs have to offer. 

Dried mint also has a slightly different flavor profile, is more intense, and is not a 1:1 ratio to fresh. 

Can I use brown sugar?

You can use demerara sugar, light brown sugar, or dark brown sugar in this recipe. 

Remember that those all contain molasses, so your flavor will be a little more intense and rich than if you just used white sugar. 

Storage of mint simple syrup

This syrup stores easily in a clean jar with a lid, or in a squeeze bottle, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

Pouring mint simple syrup into a cocktail.

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Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This mint simple syrup is refreshing and sweet! It gives all of your cocktails and mocktails a minty fresh burst. Super easy, and super delicious, you’ll love this mint simple syrup!


  • 6 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Combine water, sugar, and mint sprigs in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for two minutes and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Let it cool until it reaches room temperature. 
  3. Strain and set aside.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

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