Minted simple syrup

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water

Chop mint. In a saucepan bring sugar, water and mint to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer syrup, undisturbed, 2 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine sieve, pressing hard on solids, and cool. Syrup keeps, covered and chilled, 2 weeks.

Yield: about 1½ cups

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Recipe courtesy of Gourmet magazine

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