Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cream De Menthe Liqueur

Cream De Menthe Liqueur

2 sterile 1quart mason jars
1/2 cup water
2tbl. imitation spearmint or peppermint extract
Two-1/2inch pieces of vanilla bean
2cups sugar
1tbl. green food coloring (optional)

In a sauce pan. Add sugar, water and vanilla bean.
Simmer for 5 min. Cool. Add the mint extract and stir well.
Divide between the jars and fill with vodka. Seal with caps and lids.
Age for at least 2 weeks, 2 months is better. Pour into a bottle.
I leave the vanilla in the bottle, it seems to deepen the flavor.

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