This syrup is the basis for a wonderful, refreshing drink in the hot summer.
Bring water and sugar to a boil in saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, stirring once. Cook for 10 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved.
Add vinegar and mint, and return to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 25 minutes, or until syrup forms. Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Discard mint sprigs.
Pour syrup into clean bottle, cork tightly and use as needed. To serve, use 1 part syrup to 3 or 4 parts water, 4 ice cubes, grated cucumber, slice of lime, fresh basil leaves and spoonful of cherries or pomegranate seeds. Stir and serve.