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Ginger-Mint Syrup

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This spicy simple syrup is perfect in Bobby Flay's twist on the classic mint julep.

  1. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  2. 1 1/4 cups water
  3. 1/4 pound fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  4. One 3-inch piece of orange peel
  5. 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the ginger, orange peel and mint. Let the syrup cool completely, 1 hour; strain through a fine sieve before using.
Make Ahead The Ginger-Mint Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.