Mint Syrup (3 Ingredients)

This mint syrup (also known as mint simple syrup) is the perfect infused simple syrup to use as a sweetener in desserts, cocktails, and tea. The recipe requires three simple ingredients (fresh mint, sugar, and water) and comes together in under 30 minutes. 

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Sauce, Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Steeped
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine the mint & sugar. In a heat resistant Pyrex measuring cup or glass container, combine the mint leaves and sugar.
  2. Steep with hot water. Bring some water to a boil in a pot or kettle. Pour over the mint and sugar and mix well to dissolve the sugar. Steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain out the mint. Pour the liquid through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a jar, straining out all of the mint leaves.
  4. Store. Store the syrup in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Keywords: mint syrup, mint simple syrup