Homemade Peppermint Extract
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1/4 - 1/2 Cup fresh Peppermint leaves
1- 2 Cups decent Vodka (I used Absolut Vodka, 80 proof)
1 glass jar with tight lid
1. Pick your Peppermint leaves off and bruise by rolling them between your hands. Stop and smell :)
2. Place Peppermint leaves in a glass jar, cover leaves completely with vodka or it will mold.
3. Put the lid on, place a sticker with the day's date on it so you know when it will be ready.
6. After 30 days remove leaves and use in your coffee, lattes, hot cocoa, brownies, ice cream, cakes...etc.
I have opened and smelled this so many times, it smells so good and strong I cannot wait to put it to wonderful use. I am lucky that my kids love mint, especially with chocolate! There is 7 more days left until I strain out the leaves. I will be sure to find a great recipe to post utilizing this Peppermint Extract. If you have any favorites be sure to send them to me.
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