2 cups white sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 small bunch washed fresh mint
In a heavy bottom pot combine sugar and water, place on medium heat and stir till sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-15 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until it thickens. Taste and adjust the level of sweetness or sourness of the syrup.
In the last minute or two add a small bunch of fresh mint to the syrup.
Remove from heat and let cool completely. Remove mint leaves.
To serve as a drink, place a couple of tablespoons of the syrup in a glass, add ice, water, shredded cucumber, mix well and garnish with a small stem of mint and lime rind.