Mint Simple Syrup

This Mint Simple Syrup recipe is a fast and easy way to bring flavor to your drink! A perfect way to infuse the fresh herb into a beverage.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This Mint Simple Syrup adds a great minty flavor to a plain simple syrup, perfect for cooking and drink making!

Mint syrup is perfect for adding to cold drinks where sugar alone would not normally dissolve and without any artificial flavors that you can get from mint extract.

This Mint Simple Syrup recipe would be perfect as a swap for any drink or cocktail that calls for simple syrup and would also taste great with a hint of mint! Helloooooo mojitos!


Full quantities and recipe details can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Let’s talk about what you need to make this mint syrup!

Fresh Mint Leaves – I like to use a few sprigs to make straining easier

Granulated Sugar


That’s it!

To make this simple syrup recipe, you simply heat the sugar and water together over medium heat (or medium high) in a small saucepan.

Let it simmer for a little bit to ensure the sugar dissolves. Then add the mint sprigs, remove from the heat, and let it steep. This is when the infusion happens.

Let the syrup come to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can either strain out the mint with a fine mesh strainer before storing, or make sure to avoid adding it when using it in drinks. I like to store mine in a small mason jar or repurposed jar for ease.

How to Use Simple Syrup

You can use this mint syrup in any recipe that calls for a regular simple syrup where the addition of fresh mint flavor would be a great idea! Here are some fun ideas:

  • Mint Juleps
  • Mojitos – it would be amazing here to really highlight the mint in this cocktail!
  • Iced Tea
  • Minty Lemonade

You can also find more recipes for homemade syrups below.


What is mint syrup used for?

Mint syrup can be used for many different things! Add it to baked goods, drinks, and cocktails. Anywhere that you are looking to use a simple syrup with a little extra flavor!

How long is mint simple syrup good for?

Simple syrup lasts for up to one month when refrigerated.

Should I refrigerate simple syrup?

Yes, refrigerating simple syrup helps it last longer.

How to tell if simple syrup has gone bad?

Simple syrup has gone bad if it looks cloudy or has a weird smell.

A small glass dish of Mint Simple Syrup on a counter surrounded by fresh mint.
Short pin looking down on a dish of Mint Simple Syrup.

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Mint Simple Syrup

An easy homemade Mint Simple Syrup recipe perfect for your favorite drinks and cocktails. A great way to infuse the herb into a beverage for added flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Steeping Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 8 ounces (1 cup)


  • Small Pot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Small Jar


  • 1 ⅓ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 sprigs mint (approximately 20 leaves)


  • Heat the water and sugar in a small pot over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add the mint, and let the mint sit in the syrup to infuse, at least one hour.
  • Remove the mint from the syrup, if desired. Store the syrup in a container. Keep the syrup refrigerated up to one month.


I like to use whole sprigs for ease of straining plus the added flavor from the stems.
Keyword Floral, Mixers and Syrups, Non-Alcoholic, Spring, Summer

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