Fresh Mint Liqueur
1.25 c Fresh mint leaves --
Slightly packed *
3.00 c Vodka
2.00 c Granulated sugar
1.00 c Water
1.00 ts Glycerin
8.00 dr Green food coloring (opt)
2.00 dr Blue food coloring (opt)
* Grow your own mint. You can find it at any garden shops herb rack.
Try different flavors. Orange mint is REAL good.
Wash leaves in cold water several times. Shake or pat dry gently.
Snip each leaf in half or thirds. Discard stems. measure cut mint
leaves, packing lightly.
Combine mint leaves and vodka in aging container. Cap and let stand
in a cool place for 2 weeks, shaking occasionally.
After initial aging, strain leaves from liqueur; discard leaves.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring
constantly. Let cool. Add cooled syrup to liqueur base, stirring to
combine. Add glycerin and food color; pour into aging container for
secondary aging of 1-3 more months.
A real good aging container is 1/2 gallon canning jars. If you want
more of this get the book " Classic Liqueurs; The Art of Making and
Cooking with Liqueurs " by Cheryl Long and Heather Kibbey.
Recipe By :
From: Jay Ramirez Emc.Ver #2.3 ] --