Peppermint Simple Syrup ( used with Basic Eggnog) by
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
10 drops green food coloring
teaspoons peppermint extract
drops green food coloring
Combine all ingredients, except food coloring, in a small sauce pot over high heat, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the mixture boils, lower heat to a simmer, and simmer, uncovered, just until the sugar dissolves, about a minute. Take the mixture off the heat, add food coloring and stir to spread the color around evenly.
Transfer into a bottle to serve. Syrup will keep, refrigerate in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks.