Mint Citrus Syrup

Gin Mule Cocktail recipe

 The Spruce

Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Cool: 30 mins
Total: 37 mins

Infused with fresh mint and three types of citrus juices, this sweet syrup is a great way to add flavor to cocktails and teas.


  • 1 bunch mint (approximately 3 ounces, rinsed, with roots trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the mint, juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan stir and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool.

  5. Remove the mint and transfer to an air-tight container.

  6. Refrigerate syrup until ready to use in a cocktail such as the Dragon's Heart.


  • This can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.