Friday, August 2, 2013

Mint Cordial

Have you ever made mint cordial??  It is wonderful!!

1 1/4 cups mint leaves (peppermint or chocolate mint)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Use a pestle or something to crush and bruise the mint and sugar to a paste.  (we used the bottom of a heavy tumbler)
Pour 1 cup boiling water over and stir well.  Allow to cool completely, then strain into a sterilized bottle. Store in the fridge.

You can add 2 or 3 drops of green food coloring if you would like.  Without it is a drab olive green color which is pretty too.  We opted this time to add the food coloring as you can see.

We had a rain storm come through two days ago and as you can see the windows haven't been washed since... :-o

We weren't willing to just toss those beautiful mint leaves so we used them to make some iced mint water.

The mint will infuse the water and be a refreshing drink for our busy day.

D-i-L and I will be pickling beets today.

They are ready to pick and our family loves beet pickles.
Have a great day~
a  little bird

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