Fresh Mint and Ginger Simple Syrup

Fresh Mint and Ginger Simple Syrup

  • Prep: 1 hr 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Serving: Makes enough syrup for 12 cocktails

A great base for Mojitos, this simple syrup can be used in cocktails, homemade sodas and sparkling drinks.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Place the sugar, water and ginger in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  2. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Stir in the fresh mint leaves and then let the mixture sit for 1 hour to allow flavors to infuse.
  3. Stain the syrup into a glass container, discarding any remaining solids, and tightly cap.

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