- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup distilled water
- Rind of 1 blood orange
- ⅛ cup packed fresh mint leaves, removed from their stems
Bring sugar and water to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and drop in orange rind and mint leaves. Let steep for 4 to 6 hours (until desired potency is achieved). Discard the mint and rind.
Refrigerate leftover syrup for other cocktails or to sweeten iced tea.
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