This is a recipe that my sister asked me to make up for her wedding. The idea came from something she had on her trip to Europe. I think it was basically a sprig of mint leaves and a lemon wedge in ice water, but as I was putting this together for her reception, I thought it would be better sweetened and carbonated. It worked out very well and I received many compliments on it. It was such a whirlwind that I personally didn’t get any great pictures of it, but it was a great presentation. The pictures here are courtesy of their photographer Katie. The syrup I made was mixed into carafes with club soda. There was a sprig of mint leaves in some, and raspberries in some others. The raspberries added a touch of color and some great flavor that mixed in very well with the lemon and the mint.
1/2 tsp Mint Extract
1 lb sugar
This is enough syrup for 1 gallon of finished beverage, though the nature of this beverage also lends itself well to more subtle flavors. So depending on your tastes, you may end up with enough syrup for 1.5-2 gallons finished beverage if you like your flavors and sweetness on this one a little more subdued.