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How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup

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How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup
How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup

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.honeymojitomNow 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.

Done. 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,

Karlynn

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How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup

Delicious Mint Honey Simple Syrup, a much tastier alternative to a white sugar simple syrup! Ahem. It's also perfect in mojitos!!!
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Servings
16
Calories
64
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 64kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 0.1%, Iron: 0.5%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Nicole Ebbesen Rowan says

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

  2. KevinBerrey says

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

  3. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Oooh you will be addicted, just warning you!!

  4. Lisamarie Seinen-Hols Howells says

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

  5. Jennifer Wasilieff Fleming says

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

  6. Arleigh Gladwin Stockwell says

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

  7. Lacy J says

    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 🙂

    • thekitchenmagpie says

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

  8. Lacy J says

    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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