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