Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi Gras: DIY Creme de Menthe Recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. 1
    Measure out 1 cup of mint leaves and tear them in quarters Place mint leaves in a sealable glass jar and pour vodka on top. Shake and let steep for 12 hours.
  2. 2
    After steeping is complete, strain mint leaves from infused vodka. Return infused vodka to the jar.
  3. 3
    Bring the water and sugar to a boil, and let simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, then add syrup to mint-infused vodka.
  4. 4
    Take the additional 1/2 cup of mint leaves, tear them, and add them to the jar. Shake and let steep for 10 hours.
  5. 5
    Strain twice to remove all mint leaves, keep in resealable bottle.


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