Mint Citrus Syrup

Gin Mule Cocktail recipe

 The Spruce

Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Cool: 30 mins
Total: 37 mins
Servings: 8 to 16 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
101 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 33mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 cup water

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 ounces fresh mint, rinsed and stems removed

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.

  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the sugar and mint leaves, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool.

  5. Remove the mint, stir in the citrus juices, and transfer to an air-tight container.

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


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