Flavoring simple syrups AKA sugar+water+brief boil, is a great way to add flavor to not cocktails, teas and desserts.
2 or 3 sprigs of mint
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
- Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Turn off the heat and add the mint, and let steep for an hour or so.
- Remove the mint and store the syrup chilled for a couple of weeks.
Flavor ideas! Switch out mint for any citrus peel, a few smashed cubes of fresh ginger or even whole spices like cinnamon sticks and whole star anise.