Mint Simple Syrup (for use with Mint Juleps)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
10 to 12 fresh mint sprigs
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint, and let cool completely. Pour into a glass jar; cover and chill 24 hours. Remove and discard mint.