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Mint and Ginger Syrup

Sweeten iced tea, lemonade, or cocktails with this flavorful simple syrup, infusing them with the fragrant freshness of mint and the spicy warmth of fresh ginger.

Serves 12
Ready in 70 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
Chill time 60 mins
51 calories per serving


> 1 (2 - inch) piece fresh ginger, scrubbed
> 1 bunch mint, trimmed and washed
> 3/4 cup sugar
> 1 cup water
> Pinch of salt


Thinly slice the ginger and place in a 2-qt saucepan, along with the mint, sugar, water, and salt. Heat on medium, until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 30 min.
Strain syrup into a measuring cup, pressing on solids. Refrigerate until cool before using. Keep refrigerated up to 1 month.

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