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How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup

How To Make Lime Honey Simple Syrup - Perfect for Mojitos!

So, you wanna make mojitos, do you?

Well my friends, here is the secret I discovered to an absolutely amazing mojito. It’s not the muddling, it’s not the process or the exact steps that you take, it’s a simple syrup that I made yesterday.

I almost always try to replace white sugar with honey and it’s not because I think there are huge health benefits, but more the fact that honey has a delightful taste to it. Sure, if you don’t mess with unpasteurized honey, you’re getting some healthy goodness. However because you boil a simple syrup you are nuking any value right then and there.

I didn’t actually think I was going in the mint direction however. I knew that I was going to make a honey simple syrup for the mojitos instead of trying to muddle white sugar. I just get mad when it’s all grainy.

Then I spotted the mint on the counter.

And it was done.


How To Make Lime Honey Simple Syrup - Perfect for Mojitos!

Now don’t get thinking that this is a lot of work, it’s so easy that you’ll have no problem whipping it up. You simply bring the ingredients to a simmer, then pour it into a jar.


Trust me.

This make a good cup of syrup and will last you quite a few mojitos. If you are having a party, I would certainly double or triple the recipe to make sure you have enough!

On another note, my son LOVES this in a virgin mojito. He has club soda, lime, mint and this syrup for a drink.

Now, on to making a good mojito! Click here to see my delicious Honey Mojito recipe!


Love you more than mojitos,



How To Make Lime Honey Simple Syrup

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 6 min
  • Category: cocktails


Delicious mint and honey simply syrup, a much tastier alternative to a white sugar simple syrup! Ahem. It’s also perfect in mojitos!!!


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 7 leaves large fresh mint


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Smash the mint with a spoon against the side of the pot to release the oils.
  2. Bring to a simmer; continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Remove the mint leaves (strainer or other) and pour syrup into a glass container.
  5. Refrigerate and use!


  • Serving Size: 1cup



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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Corey-Tracy Morton Becker
    August 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Going to try this! Thanks

  • Reply
    Nicole Ebbesen Rowan
    June 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Not sure why you would waste this on tea but whatever.

  • Reply
    July 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Do you mint honey, not lime honey? there’s no lime in the recipe.

  • Reply
    July 21, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    How long does the syrup stay good for?

  • Reply
    Nicole Graham
    July 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    So refreshing looking.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Oooh you will be addicted, just warning you!!

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    Lisamarie Seinen-Hols Howells
    July 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Can’t wait to get my large bucket of honey from you Glenda Jorritsma and try this!!!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Glad to hear it!

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    Jennifer Wasilieff Fleming
    July 9, 2014 at 4:55 am

    We made it for mojitos. It is awesome. It is also great just on a spoon.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 9, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Oh I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Arleigh Gladwin Stockwell
    July 9, 2014 at 4:05 am

    I’m almost done with my first batch of syrup. Happy hour has gotten much happier.

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    Lacy J
    July 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Now use this to sweeten Mmm.Mojito from Steeped Tea and you are in business! Fastest, tastiest, mojitos you will ever have! Thanks for the amazing recipe I will definitely be using it this weekend in my virgin mojitos I will be sampling at the farmer’s market! Maybe toss in a few lime slices to make it pretty 🙂

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      July 4, 2014 at 3:02 am

      Lacy J I make virgin ones all the time! This is amazing in them as well. Thanks for stopping in and saying hi!

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    Lacy J
    July 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Now mix this simply syrup with Mmm…Mojito from Steeped Tea and you are in business. Fastes tastes mojitos ever! Toss in some lime slices to make it pretty! Thanks for the wonderful recipe I am going to use it this weekend in my tea mojito for sure! 🙂

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