Mint Simple Syrup

This easy method is a fantastic way to use up any extra mint you may have.

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup packed mint leaves, stems removed

1. To make mint simple syrup, combine sugar, water, and mint leaves in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Immediately reduce heat and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain the leaves.

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