Mint syrup makes a very refreshing drink in the summer and very easy to make yourself.
Industrial mint syrup is not made from fresh mint but from refined extracts such as mint oil or menthol and its color is obtained by the addition of food coloring.
The catch: the syrup is brown, which is the natural color. If it really bothers you, you can add food coloring. It can be used to make a water mint drink but also to add it in lemonade, liquor or granité.
- 1 g large bunch of mint about 150
- 1 l of water
- 1 kg of sugar
- 1 glass bottle
wash the mint well and remove the leaves from the stems
put the mint leaves in a large container resistant to boiling water
pour the boiling water over the mint leaves
close the container and let macerate for 24-48 h
filter the liquid through a sieve or muslin
boil the water
let simmer for 1 hour
let cool and skim
pour the syrup into the bottle
store in refrigerator (2 months)
Once prepared, this syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 months.
- Mint syrup: PD