This Mint Lemon Simple Syrup is one of the most versatile simple syrups that you can make!
You can use this in any cocktail, it's especially nice in those that already call for mint, lemon juice or simple syrup. However, I've been stirring it into a gin and tonic and love it!
It's also wonderful stirred into ice tea! You can make a pitcher of plain unsweetened tea and allow anyone who wants to, to stir in a spoon or two of this syrup. Perfectly sweet with a hint of mint and lemon!
I make no secret of my love of simple syrups. They are such a quick and easy way to up your cocktail game.
There are always at least 2 or 3 different syrups in my fridge at all times.
I use them in cocktails, stir them into tea, drizzle them on ice cream and fresh fruit. The possibilities are endless.
This Mint Lemon Simple syrup is definitely one of the most versatile. I love it!
Sugar - I used white granulated sugar.
Lemon - since you are using the whole slices, try to get organic if you can.
Mint - hopefully you are growing a pot of mint! If not, just get some from the grocery store.
Thinly slice the lemon. Add the lemon slices, the mint and the sugar to a small saucepan.
Pour in 1 1/4 cups of water.
Stir to combine everything and then place the pot over a medium heat.
Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Let boil for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and let steep for 1 hour.
Strain out the lemon and the mint.
Pour the syrup into a lidded bottle and store in the fridge. It should keep for about a month.
I don't like to play favorites, even when it comes to simple syrups, but this one is definitely in the top 5.
It is perfect in so many cocktails, we used it our Mint Julep last weekend and I absolutely love it stirred into tea!
I even stirred it into some sparkling water for a refreshing mint lemon soda!
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Mint Lemon Simple Syrup
- 1 1/4 cup mint
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 lemon sliced
- Add lemon, mint, sugar and water to a pan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Let boil for 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and let it steep for 1 hour.
- Strain out the mint and the lemon and store in a lidded bottle in the fridge.
This was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2020.