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Mint Simple Syrup

Make a yummy Watermelon Mint Julep. Perfect way to add a little mint to hot or cold drinks.

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Equipment List

  • 3 qt non-stick saucepan
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Air tight container like a mason jar
  • Medium bowl
  • Cocktail shaker for watermelon mint julep
  • 8 oz drinking glass for watermelon mint julep


  • Mint Simple Syrup
    • 1 c sugar
    • 1 c water
    • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • Watermelon Mint Julep
    • 2.5 oz bourbon
    • 2 oz fresh watermelon juice
    • 1 oz mint simple syrup
    • 1 oz club soda
    • crushed ice
    • fresh mint leaves
    • watermelon wedge
      - for garnish

Preparation Instructions

  • Measure ingredients and set aside.
  • Rinse and dry mint. Place mint into a medium bowl. Set side.

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat to 112°F
  • Add 1 c water to pan
  • Add 1 c sugar to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients
  • Remove from heat

Finishing Instructions

  • Pour syrup into the bowl with the mint leaves and let it steep for 15 minutes.
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  • Strain the mint syrup (remove mint leaves) into an air tigh container.
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  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Watermelon Mint Julep - In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, watermelon juice and mint simple syrup. Shake well. Pour over crushed ice. Top with club soda. Serve with mint leaves and watermelon slices.
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