When made with fresh after eight mint the mint syrup will have a lovely unique flavour.
It’s very easy and quick to make and ideal:
- As part of a cocktail like a fresh mint mojito
- Or on top of ice cream, biscuits or even cake
Fresh after eight mint is great for making mint syrup – a lot cheaper than buying the syrup instore, with fresh natural ingredients. But you can also use exactly the same method to use other mints, like apple, orange or peppermint to get different flavours
How to make fresh after eight mint syrup
- 250 ml water
- 64 grams sugar
- 1 cup fresh after eight mint leaves
- Food colouring (optional)
- Medium saucepan
- Pick the after eight mint and remove the leaves from the stem
- Pour the water and sugar in a sauce pan.
- Heat to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar
- Add the mint leaves and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until it thickens. without stirring.
- Then optionally add food colouring if you like.
- Switch off the heat pour into a bowl, using a sieve to strain the leaves.
- Let cool. It will keep in a fridge for a long time (about 4 weeks) because the sugar works as a preservative
How to use the fresh after eight mint syrup
Add into a cocktail or pour over ice cream
Fresh after eight mint syrup
- 1 Saucepan
- 250 ml water
- 64 g sugar
- 1 cup After eight mint leaves
- Food colouring (Optional)
- Prepare ingredients– Pick the after eight mint and remove the leaves from the stem– Pour the water and sugar in a sauce pan.
- Make the base syrup– Heat to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar
- Make the after eight mint syrup– Add the mint leaves and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until it thickens. without stirring.– Optionally add food colouring if you like.– Pour into a bowl, using a sieve to strain the leaves and let cool
Hopefully the guide might inspire you to grow your own fresh mint at home.
To grow your own mint
It’s not very difficult to grow your own at home – either outdoors or even indoors (in your kitchen, spare bedroom, garage, etc.
All you will need are seeds or plug plants, growing system and some growing lights. Please note that mint does tend to grow very fast, which is great if you want to use it in recipes.
There is detailed description of the – indoor herb growing system