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.
Homemade Fresh Mint Syrup
Bring water to a boil, pour over mint leaves and sugar. Rest for 24 hours. Strain.