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Mint Simple Syrup

(recipe, Carrie Floyd)

Introduction

Simple syrup is what bartenders use to sweeten cocktails, by dissolving sugar in water. This syrup is infused with mint leaves and is a key ingredient in The Kimmy cocktail. You can also stir it into sparkling water for a delicious soda, or add it to a mojito.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup loosely packed spearmint leaves
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 cup water

Steps

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool in the pan.
  2. Strain, pressing the syrup out of the mint leaves. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Note

Read more about summertime drinks in Carrie Floyd's article "Cool summer cocktails."