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☘ Mint Extract

Mint Extract

⏲ Total Time
5-6 weeks

🧂 Ingredients

  • ☘ 0.5 cup mint leaves
  • 🍶 2 oz vodka

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 2-fl. oz glass bottle
  • 1 chopstick, skewer, or other poking device

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Stuff mint leaves into your 2-fl. oz glass bottle.

Step 2

Using a chopstick, skewer, or other poking device, lightly bruise/crush the leaves inside the bottle.

Step 3

Add vodka, filling up to the neck of the bottle.

Step 4

Every few days, tilt your bottle upside down to gently mix the liquid inside.

Step 5

After 5-6 weeks, you have extract! (I’m not sure if, like vanilla extract, you can just leave the mint leaves inside. Since it’s leafy plant matter which disintegrates more easily, it may be a good idea to take it out. My leaves went from a vibrant green in the beginning to kind of a dull brown by the end so I took them out just to be safe – I poured my mint extract into another container through a sieve and discarded the mint leaves, then poured the filtered extract back into the bottle.)

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