Use this refreshing syrup to sweeten a variety of beverages.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
In a saucepan bring sugar, water, corn syrup and mint to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer syrup, undisturbed, 2 minutes.
Pour syrup through a fine sieve, pressing on solids.
Cool at room temperature.
Syrup keeps, covered, in the refrigerator for weeks.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.