Mint liquor

Mint liquor

A real classic. Mint liquor is a simple and fragrant digestive, with a delicate and very aromatic taste, which you can prepare to offer after a meal or to give as a gift on some special occasion.

Mint is an aromatic herb with a very intense flavor and must be carefully dosed to avoid overdoing it until it becomes cloying. With the doses of our recipe, you will have a fragrant and delicate liqueur, which will leave a pleasant mint taste in your mouth. You can of course increase the doses if you are looking for a stronger tasting alcoholic drink.

Preparation time: 10 minutes + 21 days of rest
Seasonality: Spring recipes, summer recipes, autumn recipes
Dish: liqueur

Ingredients for 500 ml of mint liqueur:

160 ml of alcohol at 96 °
340 ml of water
150 g of sugar
20-25 mint leaves

With aromatic herbs you can prepare surprising liqueurs at home, we have already seen how to make basil liqueur, and also the spectacular laurel liqueur, the classic mint liquor (mint liqueur) cannot be missing next to them.

How to make mint liquor

To prepare this spirit, wash and dry the mint leaves very well, then infuse them in alcohol in a glass jar away from light. Leave them to soak for about a week, stirring them every now and then.

After the infusion time has elapsed, prepare the syrup by boiling the water together with the sugar and letting it cook until the syrup becomes clear and transparent. Let it cool completely and then add it to the alcohol previously filtered by the mint leaves.

Transfer to a tightly closed glass bottle and let it rest for another 15-20 days before enjoying the liqueur.

Variants to the classic liqueur

Mint is a herb with a strong taste, ideal for flavoring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This aromatic is easily combined with many ingredients, giving life to truly special tastes and aromas. Here are a couple of ideas, you can then free your imagination to find other variations.

  • Sage. Try adding a few sage leaves for an even more aromatic and particular taste.
  • Lemon. If you want an even fresher and more fragrant liqueur, you can add the zest of half an untreated lemon (only the yellow part) to the recipe.

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