Super quick and easy. And natural with no food colourings and no preservatives. Few ingredients, just water, fresh mint and sugar. The result is a very refreshing drink with a nice bright mint flavor or aroma without being too sweet.
Choose a generous bunch of fresh mint. If possible organic. The recipe is very simple. Boiling water is poured over fresh mint leaves, with a bit of sugar but not much. Then it’s left to infuse for 24 to 48 hours before being drained to remove the leaves. Thus the preparation is very natural. In France industrial mint syrups have a very bright green color so that people know they drink mint, because it’s green. But the fact is that this is fake. Food colourings (natural or chemical), that’s what it is. Natural homemade mint syrup isn’t green. And it tastes real mint. A delight.
I give you a little trick. My kids just love this syrup. We poured some over strawberries and it was incredibly fresh and tasty. A tomber (“so good you’ll fall down”) as French kids say!
You can also use this mint syrup in cocktails or in a smoothie. I’ve poured some in my ice cube container and will add a cube of iced mint syrup in water when the weather will finally be hot.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: fjust bring water to a boil
Resting time: 24 hours
Quantity: A little bit more than 1 liter
Specific equipment: strainer
1 large bunch of mint
750 ml water
375 gr sugar
Bring water to a boil, pour over mint leaves and sugar. Rest for 24 hours. Strain.
Start by rinsing and removing each mint leave from the sprigs. Discard stems.
Prepare the quantity of water and sugar. Bring water to a boil.
Place mint leaves in a container. Pour over the boiling water, add sugar and combine until sigar is dissolved.
Cover and let it stand and infuse for 24 to 48 hours.
After this time, strain through a fine-mesh strainer to remove mint leaves and pour into bottles.
Store in a refrigerator and enjoy with ice cubes and fresh water (plain or sparkling).