Mint Simple Syrup — Best Mojitos!

Mint Simple Syrup — Best Mojitos!

Mint Simple Syrup

  • Pick 1 cup mint leaves and chop
  • Add 1 cup sugar and muddle for 1-2 mintues with a muddler or wooden spoon
  • Combine mint/sugar mix with 1 cup water and heat in medium sauce pan
  • Bring syrup to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool and sit for 30 minutes
  • Strain syrup and store

Add to taste to iced tea, hot tea, lemonade and other summer drinks.

Bonus:  Mojitos!

  • Pick ¼ cup fresh mint leaves per serving.  Add a pinch of sugar.  Muddle with muddler or wooden spoon.
  • Add 1 ounce mint simple syrup, 1 ounce high quality white rum, and the juice of one lime.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Top with sparkling water, fresh mint sprig and a lime wedge.  For extra sweetness serve in sugar
    rimmed glasses.


John is an avid indoor and outdoor gardener who has been with AeroGrow since inception, helping in all aspects of product development and marketing.


Robyn Daly

This works for basil mojitos too, using basil instead of mint of course. Yum!