Fresh Mint Cordial Recipe

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Fresh Mint Cordial

Marie Holfeltz

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@Cakeniteasy

Amounts listed in the ingredient list is for a single batch. I quadrupled this recipe because I wanted to bottle it. I didn't add the food coloring because I don't mind the natural mint color (sort of olive-drab)and I did strain mine through cheesecloth to eliminate the sediment.

I've canned for years and years and love it, but, this year I got inspired to try some new things by a couple of new books I bought. This recipe is easy and really tasty. It will keep several weeks in your fridge, but I'm canning mine so I have it as long as it doesn't run out.


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Serves:

many

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
peppermint, moroccan mint, or spearmint leaves
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 dash(es)
natural green food coloring
2-3 dash(es)
natural peppermint extract but only if using spearmint

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put the rinsed, clean mint leaves in a large bowl, add the sugar and pound with end of a rolling pin or a pestle in order to bruise and crush the leaves and sugar to a paste
2
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over mint paste. Stir, cover and leave to infuse for at least 2 hours or until the mixture is completely cold.
3
Strain through a sieve into a saucepan, pressing and squeezing the mint to extract the maximum flavor. Place the pan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Add your food coloring now if desired, as well as mint extract.
4
Pour immediately into a warm sterilized bottle using funnel. Seal, label and leave to cool, then store in the fridge. Shake before using.
5
If canning, pour into canning jars, add lids and caps and process 20 min (for pints) at 10lb pressure.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy