Mint cordial is a very simple yet refreshing drink, with a cooling aroma and delightfully revitalizing flavor. Mint has long been considered a calming herb that helps with digestion, so it’s just as good for your body as it tastes.
For something a bit more sophisticated, this cordial can also be used in cocktails – like Mint Julep or Moscow Mule – or spooned over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for your own homemade peppermint crisp! It also goes exceptionally well with strawberries, so why not try it next time you’re serving some fresh fruit?
Once you’ve tasted it, we’re sure you’ll find many more uses for this syrup. It’s such a beautiful and popular drink that it probably won’t last too long in your fridge. Double up the recipe and make a second batch so that you won’t be too disappointed when it’s all gone.
- 30 sprigs mint
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cups water
- Wash the mint leaves, removing any stems
- In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and mint leaves
- Bring to the boil over high heat, then immediately remove from the heat
- Let the mixture cool and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavour to infuse
- Next day:
- Sterilize a heatproof glass bottle
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan
- Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 3 minutes
- Pour the syrup into the sterilized bottle
- Refrigerate for up to 1 month
These flip top glass bottles with built-in stoppers let you store cordials, beverages, oils and anything else you'd like to keep airtight and leak-free. The clamp closure preserves the contents to keep them as fresh as the day they were bottled, making it the perfect storage solution for wines, cordials and condiments.