Mint Syrup
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Mint Syrup
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:55:42 AM. Recipe ID 17646. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Mint syrup
 Categories: Beverages, Sephardic, Syrups, Herbs, Gifts
      Yield: 1 Bottle
      8 c  Mint leaves, fresh; chopped
  2 1/2 c  -Boiling water
      8 c  Sugar
      3 c  -Water
           Green food colouring
      3 tb Mint essential oil
           -or mint extract
  Place chopped mint leaves in a crock or deep bowl; add boiling water.
  Place a flat dish over the leaves and weight it down. Allow to stand
  overnight. Bring sugar and 3 cups water to a boil and cook 10 to 15
  minutes. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the mint leaves; add mint
  juice to the syrup, bring to a boil, cook 5 minutes and remove from
  heat. Discard leaves. Add green food color to make the syrup a bright
  green. Add the mint oil and stir. Pour into sterile bottles.
  Refrigerate. Syrup is ready to use.
  Dilute with cold water or sparkling water. 

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Recipe ID 17646 (Apr 03, 2005)

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