Orange-Mint Simple Syrup

Photography By Heather Gill | February 15, 2014


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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