Spearmint Flavoured Simple Syrup is so easy to make. You only need 3 ingredients for this minty homemade infused syrup recipe. Tastes just like spearmint gum, refreshing, clean and sweet.
Do you have a garden in the summer? I only grow some herbs. When I was a child my mom had a huge garden, along with all my aunts and baba too.
The cold room was always stocked with canned pickles and jams. The freezer was full of fruits and vegetables. Baba and Mom even made sauerkraut.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this homemade syrup can be found at the bottom of this post.
The gardening, or traditional canning did not rub off on me. However, when friends give me zucchini out of their gardens, I will happily make refrigerator pickles.
I will make a trip to the market late in the summer and grab a basket of tomatoes. My freezer is always stocked with roasted tomatoes.
My spearmint was really growing this year, so I decided it was time to experiment with a mint syrup recipe. So glad I did. It is so easy to make.
Mint-Infused Simple Syrup Ingredients
You only need 3 ingredients:
- fresh spearmint leaves
Be sure to read the suggestions and recipe tips below.
Making Spearmint Flavoured Simple Syrup
All you have to do is chop, boil and drain. Full instructions are in the recipe card.
- Wash and roughly chop the mint leaves.
- Boil the sugar and water.
- Add the mint to simple syrup water.
- Cover and infuse.
- When done, drain through a wire mesh strainer.
- Allow to cool, and store in the fridge.
This minty fresh sweet syrup is done and really does not require a lot of work at all. Homemade syrups are so much better than anything you can buy in the store.
Fresh mint leaves are key to this simple syrup recipe. You can swap out spearmint leaves for peppermint leaves. In fact, a friend of mine is growing some chocolate mint. How delicious would that be?
Chop the leaves and stems, this will allow them to infuse in the hot syrup.
White sugar is best, brown sugar will not work in this recipe.
Store in a clean glass jar, and always keep refrigerated. It will last for about a month. You can also freeze it for longer storage.
Use this sweet mint syrup in drinks. Great added to club soda, cocktails and mocktails for a refreshing minty taste. Perfect for adding to tea. Drizzle over ice cream, fruit salads or even watermelon pizza. It can also be used in baking. Try brushing it on a sponge cake or scones. Add some minty flavour to green tea cupcakes.
Simply a syrup made with sugar and water. There are actually 2 types. Regular simple syrup (like this recipe) is made with equal parts sugar and water. Rich simple syrup is made with 2 parts sugar and one part water.
Both are varieties of mint. The menthol in peppermint is much higher at around 40 percent, giving it that bold taste. Spearmint has a lighter, sweeter taste. Peppermint has a sharp almost spicy taste.
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Spearmint Flavoured Simple Syrup
- 1 ounce fresh spearmint (approximately 1 cup chopped)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- Wash and roughly chop the spearmint. I used the stalk as well, you can opt to only use the leaves, but you may need to increase the amount.1 ounce fresh spearmint
- Bring the sugar and water to a boil, reduce heat , and cook for 4-5 minutes until it reduces slightly. Remove from heat.1 cup white sugar, 1 cup water
- Add the chopped mint into the hot syrup water, mix to submerge, cover and allow to infuse for 30-60 minutes.
- Place a wire mesh strainer over a bowl or measuring cup. Pour the infused syrup into the strainer to drain.
- Place the mint infused syrup in a glass jar. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month. For longer storage place in the freezer.