I bought a large bunch of mint at the Farmer’s Market this weekend, and wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I’d love to make it into mojito’s, but until September hard alcohol is off the table… So, I decided to make mint syrup so that I can add it to my water (mmm tasty!) or save it and use it for mojito’s later on. And, it’s your lucky day, cuz I am going to show you how to make it!
What you’ll need:
1 bunch fresh mint (about two cups of leaves)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups water
Pluck all those beautiful leaves and get two cups of water boiling with two cups of sugar stirred in.
Once the water is boiling then stuff all of your leaves into the boiling water. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes then remove from heat.
It’ll start to look all wilty and slimy, but should start to smell good and minty. Let it steep for about an hour. I left mine in there for like two hours, because I forgot about it…
Then strain out the minty leaves and you’ve got yourself some delicious mint syrup. A note about this step, my strainer wasn’t quite fine enough to get all of the little bits of leaf out, so after I strained it I let it go through a coffee filter just to get all of the little floaty bits out.
Yeah my Mom has ALOT of mint growing in the front (and back I think). My Dad makes a lot of Mint Tea. If you freeze it, you can preserve it for a while.
I’ve never had a mojito. Let’s celebrate not being pregnant any more with them, come September!