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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

FRESH MINT LIQUEUR

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1 1/4 cups fresh mint leaves
3 cups vodka
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp glycerin
8 drops green food coloring
2 drops blue food coloring
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.
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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.

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HEALTHY SNACK
Papaya, Mango, Raisins, Cherries, Pineapple.

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5 comments:

  1. hi nina! ready for a minttini, i see. looks great!!

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  2. I'm going to try it as soon as possible.
    What's the reason to use glycerine?
    Thanks!

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  3. Hi Nina!
    I`m absolutly impressed from this liquer and I will try it very soon!
    Thank you!
    Have a nice day!

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  4. Che buono questo liquore alla menta, fresco, perfetto per la stagione estiva e noi di menta ne abbiamo tantissima nei vasi sul balcone! Le tue fotografie sono talmente belle che ci hanno fatto viaggiare col pensiero, sanno di libertà!
    Baci da Sabrina&Luca

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  5. I have been looking for a mint syrup recipe; now I have got your mint liqueur, and I think I can extrapolate. Thank you so much!

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