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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mint Simple Syrup.....


There are always huge bunches of mint at the farm stand.  After I  made my tabbouleh the other day I had  a substantial amount of mint left over.  I decided to make a mint simple syrup to have on hand in the fridge in case I wanted to make a fancy drink or a funky ice tea.  Here is the recipe.
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to simmer add sugar and mint, and simmer 2 minutes longer or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 30 min.). Pour through a  wire mesh strainer into a glass jar. Throw away mint. Cover the jar with lid, and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.






19 comments:

  1. My friend Denice has a load of mint. This is a great way for her to sure it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. Looks and sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing . Stay cool in the heat and have a great day 1

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  3. I made some of this a few weeks ago and I've really been enjoying it in a bit of water with lemon over ice!

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  4. What a great idea, I grow mint and always have so much and don't know what to do with it all.

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  5. What a great idea!...so nice to have on hand to add to tea. Hmmmmm....thanks so much for the idea!!

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  6. Ohh, this looks delicious! What a great idea! Mojitos would be nice with that extra mint too!

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  7. Can you seal that can and save the syrup over winter? I have two whiskey barrels that are planted with mint (to keep it contained - no pun intended) and would love to preserve some of the herb for wintertime use. What do you know, dearie?

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    1. I'm afraid I don't know much Susan. lol I've been reading how to dry herbs, upside down with a bag over them. I'm sure there is a way to can anything. I saw on line directions on canning butter. Who knew.

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  8. Not only does it sound delicious... it LOOKS so beautiful!!

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  9. Oh.. I love mint too.
    I'm so glad that you found a way to use it and enjoy it.

    I cut a bouquet of chocolate mint for the kitchen island.
    Makes me smile every time I walk by.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  10. It sounds so refreshing. I have lots of mint growing in pots, just drying it but I bet it would be so nice to have it in a jar, cold in the fridge for iced tea.

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  11. genius idea... we have so much mint and lemon balm, which I think would be amazing in a syrup... did you make that Victoria Sponge?

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    1. Hopefully on Wednesday. I didn't have self rising flour. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  12. I love this simple summertime idea, Susan.
    It reminds me of my grandmother picking mint from her garden for ice tea each summer.

    Have a delightful weekend :)

    note, I changed my original ID because I was getting bad spam emails.

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  13. i make this with citronen-mint....it's perfect for hot summer days.
    greetings from germany,
    regina
    btw nice blog

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