3/4 cup turbinado sugar
2 cups water
2 cups fresh mint, torn into 2-inch pieces
1 cup sparkling water
3 T Mint syrup
Mint Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and mint. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand for at least 30 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl or pitcher and discard mint. Store in an airtight container in the frig for up to 1 month.
Mint Soda: Mix syrup and sparkling water together and serve.
Makes 2 cups syrup and 1 cup soda.