My chocolate mint plant fell victim to cold weather weeks ago, but is confounded by the warm weather we’ve been having here and is coming back!
I pulled it out of it’s planter and chunked it into an empty one temporarily, it must like it’s new home as it is sending up new shoots and leaves.
I went out today and clipped the tiny leaves intending to candy them but they are so tiny it just wasn’t working.
What to do? Make mint extract!
I simply bruised the mint leaves with the back of a spoon and placed them in a shot glass with the very last shot of vodka left in my pantry. I covered it and it will sit out in the vodka for 4 days. I’ll taste it to check the mint strength in a week and if it is too strong, dilute it a little.
When it’s ready, it will go in an old vanilla extract bottle that I’m glad I cleaned and saved!