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01.01.2003 -drink - syrup

Mint syrup

« There’s nothing simpler than preparing your own mint syrup… since it’s free of any added coloring and totally transparent, it may not give your diabolos a green splash, but it will certainly “brighten up” your desserts without being seen. » 
Type drink - mint - syrup
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time 24 hours for infusion, 10 minutes preparation, 10 minutes cooking time, and a few days to stand.
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Ingredients

Yields 1 liter of syrup:

  • 3 lb 5 oz (1.5 kg) sugar
  • 7 oz (200 g) peppermint leaves

Preparation

  • Place the leaves in a large hermetic jar and pour in one liter of boiling water
  • Let the mint leaves infuse for 24 hours
  • At the end of 24 hours, filter the contents of the jar to obtain the liquid
  • Pour the liquid into a saucepan, add the sugar, and allow to cook
  • Mix well in order to melt the sugar into the liquid
  • Bring the mixture to 215°F (102°C) by measuring temperature with a candy thermometer
  • Allow the syrup to cool and pour it into a hermetic bottle
  • Let stand a few days in a dark place before using

Suggestion

If you are absolutely set on giving this translucent syrup a green color, you can add food coloring to the mixture.


You can experiment by making this syrup using cane sugar and adding the juice of half a lemon to the mixture. This will make your syrup a bit more original and could possibly come in handy for several cocktails, such as different versions of the Mojito for example.

 

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