Mint syrup recipe

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Make other sorbets, like basil, using this same method.

  • Yield: 4 cups


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
  1. Bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil in a non-aluminum saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in mint leaves and lemon zest. Cover tightly, and steep 15 minutes.
  2. Strain mint mixture into a pitcher, discarding solids. Add lemon juice to pitcher. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

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