Mint syrup

Mint syrup
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Mint syrup

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.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 g large bunch of mint about 150
  • 1 l of water
  • 1 kg of sugar
  • 1 glass bottle

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. wash the mint well and remove the leaves from the stems

  2. Maceration:

  3. put the mint leaves in a large container resistant to boiling water

  4. boil water

  5. pour the boiling water over the mint leaves

  6. close the container and let macerate for 24-48 h

Cooking:

  1. filter the liquid through a sieve or muslin

  2. add sugar

  3. boil the water

  4. let simmer for 1 hour

  5. let cool and skim

  6. pour the syrup into the bottle

  7. store in refrigerator (2 months)

Recipe Notes

Once prepared, this syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 months.

Image sources:

  • Mint syrup: PD