Anyway, I decided to make my very own mint extract. I made a big batch. I have a feeling I will be using it often. Here’s how -
Adapted from Cooks.com
What we need:
1 canning jar (the one I used can hold 2 cups)
Half a pound of mint leaves
Vodka (any brand will do, it should be at least 80 proof though)
1. Wash mint leaves well and let it dry for a bit.
2. Using a knife, crush/bruise the leaves, stems and all. I was very tempted to julienne the leaves to bring out all the mint-y goodness
3. Place the leaves in the canning jar.
4. Add the vodka.
*** this is as far as I went***
5. Using a piece of well-washed, new cheese cloth, strain (and discard) the leaves from the infusion after three to four weeks.