- 0.5 cup mint leaves
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 2-fl. oz glass bottle
- 1 chopstick, skewer, or other poking device
Stuff mint leaves into your 2-fl. oz glass bottle.
Using a chopstick, skewer, or other poking device, lightly bruise/crush the leaves inside the bottle.
Add vodka, filling up to the neck of the bottle.
Every few days, tilt your bottle upside down to gently mix the liquid inside.
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.)