How to make mint syrup
How to make mint syrup for cocktails, mixed rums and pastry recipes.
Awaken your taste buds with fresh syrup, it’s the summer hit.
Mint, this aromatic herb, is the key to elevating your culinary experience to unexplored heights.
Through this seductive art of creating mint syrup, we will immerse you in a world where intense and refreshing flavors combine in harmony.
Just like a starred chef, we will guide you through this symphony of taste, revealing the mysteries of a divinely created mint syrup, ideal for unparalleled culinary adventures.
Whether you incorporate it into a mixed rum, an exotic fruit salad or an exquisite cocktail, mint syrup is the precious jewel that will delight your senses and transport your taste buds on an exceptional culinary journey.
Get ready to explore the delights of fresh mint like never before. Welcome to the art of making mint syrup, orchestrated for the ultimate pleasure of your taste buds.
How to make mint syrup?
- 250ml of water
- 150g powdered sugar
- 15ml fresh mint leaves, the variety of your choice
- In a saucepan over medium heat, put the water and sugar, bring everything to a boil and dissolve the sugar.
- Add the fresh mint leaves
- Reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring until the mixture reduces
- Stop cooking when the mixture reaches the consistency you want.
- Let cool
- Filter and put in a bottle and store in the fridge for 7 to 15 days
How to use mint syrup
You can use mint syrup in fruit salads, in tea , cocktails , in the preparation of rum and also in pastries. You can even use it in savory cooking.
What are the different varieties of mint?
- Common mint, also known by the scientific name Mentha spicata , holds a special place. With its delicate deep green leaves , it grows gracefully, stretching its branches to more than a meter in height. Its flowers, delicate and white, sometimes tinged with pink or lilac, add a touch of grace to its appearance. Common mint is not just a simple plant, it is also a medicinal and aromatic plant. Its benefits include improved digestion, soothing properties and expectorant properties. In the kitchen, she adds her signature to dishes such as meats, sauces and salads. Additionally, it is commonly used to prepare refreshing teas and juices.
- Japanese Mintis distinguished by its aromatic power. Native to Asia, Europe and North America, this wild or sweet variety offers a powerful menthol essence , making it valuable to the food and pharmaceutical industries. Its delicate white or purple flowers add a note of subtle charm.
- Aquatic Mint, accustomed to humid environments such as puddles, streams and swamps, grows majestically, its plants reaching up to 80 cm in height. Originally from Portugal, this variety remains relatively unknown in Brazil, but it is recognized for its benefits on digestion and the stomach, while offering a subtle aroma.
- Born from the union of the species aquaticaand M. spicata , Peppermint is a variety that can reach one meter in height. It is recognizable by its small dark green leaves and its pink or purple flowers . This aromatic variety is appreciated for its benefits on digestion, muscle pain, headaches and morning sickness. However, it should be used in moderation, as an excess of this variety can cause allergies and irritate the gastric mucous membranes.
- Wild Mintremains little-known in Brazil, its narrow, hairy, dark green leaves give off an intense scent. The sumptuous flowers, which change color depending on their maturity, paint chromatic landscapes of rare beauty. This variety does not escape the art of essential oil extraction and finds its place in liqueurs, drinks and teas.
- Mint Variegata, also called milk mint , is a variety that is both aromatic and ornamental. Its leaves, a splendid shade of green mixed with white , give it a particular visual charm. Reaching up to 40 cm in height, it requires a minimum of four hours of sunlight per day. This variety is prized for its medicinal qualities, it fights stomach aches, promotes expectoration and offers a soothing tea. It also flavors dishes and finds its place as a flavoring agent in various food products. Its subtle scent is reminiscent of pineapple, while offering the distinctive freshness of mints.
- Chocolate Mint, a variety whose leaves irresistibly evoke the chocolatey delights that accompany coffee. The leaves resemble those of Peppermint , but they have brownish stems and veins , while being less vigorous. This variety plays an essential role in flavoring cookies, cakes and ice cream, as well as contributing to beauty products. It invites you on a gourmet sensory journey, awakening your taste buds with its scent and chocolate flavor.