Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY Mint Extract

I have a ton of mint! So I decided to try making mint extract (for cookies, naturally. mmmmm, cookies.)

I picked and washed the mint and plucked the leaves from the stems. I muddled the leaves by crushing them with my fingers and loosely packed them in a jar. I poured in 80 proof vodka and covered all the leaves, leaving none poking above the surface (it would rot and ruin it). I labelled it with the date in 30 days so I will know when it is done. I capped it and will try to remember to swirl it around every so often.  

In a month, I will strain out the leaves and hopefully have delicious mint extract to use in my baking. Stay tuned for the results in one month...

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