{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Simple Peppermint Syrup (And A Giveaway) #PeetsCoffee #CBias

December 3, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Well, you know that all of our holiday gifts are going to be homemade this year, and you know that I love coffee (especially Peet’s), so of course I had to come up with at least one coffee-related present.  Sure Peet’s Coffee Holiday Blend is festive, but it’s not exactly homemade.  But, peppermint mochas and peppermint lattes made with Peet’s Holiday Blend and my Simple Peppermint Syrup are!

This holiday-themed syrup is so simple to make and makes a perfectly sweet present.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract

You can easily reduce this to 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tsp peppermint extract, but this amount perfectly filled the Mason jars we had on hand, with one cup left over for me to keep for myself!

Step 1

Bring the sugar and water to boil in a pot over medium-low heat.

Step 2

After letting the mixture simmer at a low boil for about 5 minutes, take the pot off the heat and carefully stir in the peppermint extract.

To avoid a hot, sticky mess, immediately pour the syrup into your Mason jar or glass dispenser.

To Decorate  Your Jar

Wrap raffia around the lid of the jar and tie.

Attach a gift tag.

Cut out a circle of paper and glue it to the top of the Mason jar or add a sticker or other festive element to the lid.

We gave a jar to friends of ours hosting a 2nd birthday party.

When we came back and the kids were napping, I pulled out the extra cup I kept for myself and made a Peppermint Soy Latte to enjoy with some homemade Salted Double Peppermint Bark (recipe here).


Peet’s Coffee Holiday Giveaway

Want to win a $75 Peet’s Coffee Gift?  Just pin one of the images from this post and leave a comment telling me you did so!  Super simple!

Rules:  You must be a U.S. resident.  Odds of winning depend on the number of participants and the number of entries.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected and notified on Saturday, December 17th.  Note that you can only win the Peet’s Coffee Holiday Giveaway once, even though you might enter the same giveaway on another blog.

You can check out more easy holiday gift ideas and enter to win a $75 Peet’s Coffee Gift at one of these lovely sites:

Ellen at Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Hanan at Lilac City Momma

Allison at Mommy Rambles

Brandie at Home Cooking Memories

Carolyn at This Talk Ain’t Cheap

Chrissy at The Outlaw Mom

Jennifer at Eighty MPH Mom

Kenda at Kenda Smith

Stephanie at Mammamoiselle

Rebecca at Mama B

Amy at Coffee With The Mrs

Kristin at Our Ordinary Life

Lori at A Day In Motherhood

Carrie at Making Lemonade

Kristy at Mommy Hates Cooking

Happy Holidays!

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