Directions For Papaya Apple Mintini
Add ice and first 5 ingredients into the blender.
Top off with a splash of club soda.
Directions For Simple Syrup
Put sugar in a medium sized sauce pan.
Whisk the sugar to break up lumps.
Turn heat on high and bring mixture to a boil.
Whisk frequently to help the sugar dissolve into the water.
Let mixture come to a full rolling boil and allow it to boil uncovered for 1 minute.
Turn heat off and remove pan.
Sugar should be completely dissolved.
Yields 1 1/2 c of syrup.
Cool in the pan to room temperature and remove mint leaves.
Pour into a clean bottle
Store in the refrigerator. Simple syrup lasts a month in the frig. If you add a Tbsp. of vodka it's good for 3 months.
If you don't want to grow apple mint and can't find it in the grocery stores try other mint variations. Most stores stock fresh mint leaves in the package. It will still give you a delicious mint flavor!