Mint Cordial (Syrup)
200 g fresh mint*
1 kg sugar
500 ml water
Coarsely chop mint (with the stalks) and put it in a large pot with sugar and water. Let boil, then reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and leave covered overnight. Strain through a gauze. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
To prepare 200 ml of drink pour about 40 ml of syrup into glass and fill the rest with ice cold water.
This syrup can be also used for flavoring creams, marshmallows, ice creams, cocktails…
*Whenever recipe calls for mint I use horse mint. Simply, I have it in my yard. You can make this with some other species, for example common mint, but whatever species you use, you won’t be able to get green color for your syrup. I’m just saying because people asked me why this isn’t green.
Recipe adapted from Sale & Pepe, Serbian issue for July/August 2009.