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 mint will make all the difference
Fresh mint leaves add real flavour to many recipes, like the after eight mint syrup recipe.
You can buy Fresh Mint in many shops (for example you can buy it on Amazon)
But it’s also very easy to grow at home.
For example the After eight mint on the right.
- Was planted from a plug plant
- Grown in a pot (to stop it taking over the garden)
- And ready to use withing 30 days.
- And will keep growing and growing
If you want to grow your own mint at home then all you need is a plug plant and a pot.
But do note the different mint types all have a unique flavour (Orange mint, Spearmint, Apple Mint, etc.).
Fresh after eight mint syrup
- 1 Saucepan
- 250 ml Water
- 64 g sugar
- 1 cup Fresh 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
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