- A handful of fresh peppermint leaves
- 1 cup vodka
Bruise the peppermint leaves by crumbling them up in your hand. Then, place them in a jar.
Pour vodka over the mint. Be sure the leaves are completely submerged.
Screw the lid on the jar, and store it in a cool, dark place for a month (or longer).
When your peppermint extract is ready, strain out the mint leaves, and pour the finished extract into brown bottles. This will protect it from the sunlight.
- To make non-alcoholic extract, replace the vodka with three parts food-grade liquid glycerin and one part water.