This month’s theme is FRESH!
I couldn’t think of anything fresher than mint. Which is pretty darn fresh. So, I guess I hit that nail on the head, no?
I also recently picked up some culinary lavender from my local Farmer’s Market, along with a bag of fresh (fresh!) mint, so I decided to make this simple syrup. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it with tonic water in a tasty, refreshing (fresh again! get it?) drink as spring springs outside my windows.
Here’s what you need:
2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
Here’s what you do:
Combine all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved – this takes about 2 minutes. Don’t let the mixture boil!
Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool before using a strainer and/or cheesecloth to strain out the lavender flowers and mint.
Serve mixed with sparkling water, over ice cream, as pancake syrup…the list of possibilities is endless!