I love having something special to offer my friends when they come over for a bit. And I really like it when that something special happens to smell really good while it brews.
In the fall, I get super excited to brew batch after batch of Chai Tea (I'll share that recipe again as soon as the leaves start to turn red). In the summer, I like some really good fresh lemonade but somehow I have not been really getting excited about it, this year.
And then, last week, sitting right by our luscious mint patch on the deck, Inspiration struck.
I love it when that happens.
30 minutes later, we were sipping delicious, bright green, fizzy, minty loveliness.
Here is the recipe for my homemade Syrop de Menthe, reminiscent of the Teisseire Syrups which flavored my childood (MUCH better than pop, if you ask me)
Summer Syrop de Menthe:
And VOILA! Will you let me know how you like it?
PS: In France we have a drink I love called a Diabolo Menthe. It is Syrop de Menthe and 7-up. Hey ... don't diss it till you try it. Come to think of it, we also have Panaché, which is beer and 7-up - and about the only way I like beer. Oh well :)
* Simple Syrup: