Wash the fresh mint leaves to remove any dirt or hitchhikers from the garden.
In a small saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil, stirring to be sure the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add the fresh mint to the syrup, pressing the mint into the syrup to submerge it.
Steep the mint for 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes for a more deep and developed mint flavor.
Strain away the mint leaves from the simple syrup and be sure it is cooled completely before storing in the refrigerator in a closed container.
Use it as the perfect addition to a Mint Julep cocktail.Dress up a soda and call it a 'craft mocktail'.Ads a few tablespoons to my homemade seltzer water.And don't forget to drizzle over fresh fruit for an added layer of flavor. Mint simple syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in a closed container. It can also be frozen in a freezer save container for up to a year.