Mint-Infused Simple Syrup

Serves 2

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves to taste (about a handful)

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

How To Make

  • 1. Combine water, sugar, mint, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  • 2. Stir continuously until sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil.

  • 3. Continue stirring for another two minutes, then remove from heat. You can either strain out the leaves or leave them to continue infusing the syrup.

  • 4. Let cool completely (refrigerate), then pour about 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of (double-brewed) iced coffee (to taste).

  • 5. Garnish with an extra sprig!