How to Make Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup with Honey

Are you ready for a sweet taste of early summer? This delightful Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup recipe is made with fresh fruit and honey and is a great way to add a burst of flavor to your favorite summertime beverages. Stir it into a refreshing glass of strawberry lemonade, or add it to your favorite cocktail for a burst of fresh flavor.

With its farm-fresh ingredients and irresistible taste, this simple syrup recipe is sure to become a summertime staple in your kitchen. So go ahead and indulge in the sweet, juicy flavors of summer with this irresistible Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup with honey!

Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup in tall skinny weck jar

Honey Simple Syrup is Best!

This natural recipe has no refined sugar or artificial coloring; just fresh berries, mint from the garden, and local honey. Skipping the white sugar makes this a guilt-free treat (Okay, maybe not totally guilt free. Honey is still sugar).

local honey in mason jar

Use Farm Fresh Ingredients

In the past few years, I have been introduced to the joys of skipping the grocery store and picking our fruit straight from the farm. Not only is this great for sustainability and your local economy, it’s just fun! There is something so refreshing about connecting with the plant itself and making delicious recipes with the literal fruits of your labor. While you can absolutely use store-bought or frozen strawberries for this recipe, I urge you to make the most of this strawberry season and head out to the farm! I was also blessed enough to grab my mint leaf straight from my garden.

Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup Recipe


  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves (1/4 cup dried)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and roughly sliced or chopped (4 cups)

Optional: 1TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice

If you are a big fan of sweet flavor, you can use a whole cup honey for a super sweet treat!

mint, honey, strawberries

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  • Small saucepan
  • Tomato knife (my favorite knife to cut strawberries)
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Fine mesh sieve or strainer
  • Clean bowl or measuring cup
  • Potato masher
  • Jar or container with a lid for storing the syrup in the refrigerator


  1. Wash and cut the strawberries.

2. In a small pot, combine the strawberries…

adding strawberries to pot


adding honey to strawberry mixture

…mint and water to the pot.

3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.

all strawberry mint syrup ingredients in pot

4. Once the strawberries soften slightly, start to mash with a potato masher to get a nice thick syrup.

mashing strawberries with potato masher

5. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the strawberries have broken down and released their juices.

simmering strawberry mint honey syrup

6. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the strawberry mixture into a clean bowl or jar. Be sure to press down on the strawberries to extract as much liquid as possible for a thicker syrup.

straining strawberry mixture directly into weck jar

7. Discard solids.

8. Let cool completely before use.

9. Transfer the strawberry syrup to a jar or container.

finished strawberry mint honey syrup from side


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Yes, you can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them before using.

Yes, you can substitute honey with another sweetener like agave syrup or maple syrup. Keep in mind that the flavor and consistency of the syrup may vary slightly depending on the sweetener used.

Straining the mixture after simmering it with the strawberries and mint helps to remove any solids or impurities and create a smooth syrup. otherwise, you basically have a jam.

Yes, you can adjust the amount of honey used in the recipe to make the syrup less sweet. Start with a smaller amount and taste the syrup as you go, adding more honey if needed.

How to Use Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup with Honey

Pairs well with a mojito mocktail or cocktail, strawberry mint smash, mint juleps, lemonade, or over ice cream or dessert like a strawberry shortcake! 

pouring strawbery mint syrup into shot glass

Use this recipe to make a Frozen Strawberry Mint Julep!

This Strawberry Mint Honey Syrup is the perfect way to bring a touch of summer freshness to any drink. Made with strawberries, honey, and fresh herbs, it’s a little different from the usual refined sugar syrups and adds a delicious touch of sweetness to your favorite beverages. Whether you stir it into a mason jar of lemonade or add it to your favorite cocktail, this syrup is the perfect way to elevate your drinks and take them to the next level.

So next time you’re in the mood for a refreshing beverage, consider adding a splash of this Strawberry Mint Honey Syrup for a burst of flavor that will leave you feeling invigorated and satisfied. With its farm-fresh ingredients and irresistible taste, it’s no wonder that this Strawberry Mint Honey Syrup is quickly becoming one of our favorite ways to enjoy the summer season!

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strawberry mint simple syrup pin with photo of syrup in weck jar next to lines and mint leaves

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Strawberry mint simple syrup

Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup Using Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A light and summery simple syrup using farm fresh strawberries, mint from the garden, and local honey!


  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups fresh organic strawberries


  1. To make the strawberry mint simple syrup, combine the water, honey, strawberries, and mint leaves in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. Discard the solids and refrigerate the syrup until ready to use.


Store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

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