Each flavored syrup recipe makes 6 tablespoons -- enough for two servings of our Colorful Cows.
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup packed fresh mint
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Meanwhile, prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add mint; cook until vibrant green, about 30 seconds. Remove from water, and transfer to ice-water bath. Drain; squeeze out excess water. Puree mint and sugar syrup in a blender until smooth. Let stand for 15 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Refrigerate until cool.