Canning Recipes

Mint Syrup
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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8 cups fresh mint leaves -- chopped
2 1/2 cups boiling water
8 cups sugar
3 cups water
green food coloring
3 tablespoons 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

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.

This recipe yields ?? servings.

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