Watermelon with Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chiffonaded mint leaves, plus the stems of 1 bunch, and whole mint leaves, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
Directions

In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, mint stems, ginger, and water over medium high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes then remove from heat. Let the mixture steep 20 minutes before straining through a fine sieve. Chill the syrup. To serve, drizzle the chilled syrup over the watermelon cubes and garnish with fresh mint leaves.


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