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Homemade Mint Extract Recipe

A pure mint extract can be really expensive to buy, but thankfully it’s really easy to make at home! If you ever wanted to try to make your own extracts, this is a great one to get your feet wet. 

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How To Make Mint Extract

Mint extract is one of those things that are on our “never buy at the store again” list because it’s so easy to make. Vanilla is a super easy tutorial that you can find all over the internet, but other extracts like mint, lemon, and even stevia are also really easy to make. 

Is Mint And Peppermint Extract The Same Thing?

Mint extract is a mixture of peppermint and spearmint leaves while peppermint extract is just peppermint leaves. This recipe will work to make either one, just use different leaves.

What You Need To Make Extract

Mint extract is really easy to make you’ll need:

  • A pint-sized jar and lid
  • Vodka
  • Peppermint & Spearmint
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  • Cute jar

Mint Extract Recipe

1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves 

1 1/2 – 2 Cups Vodka

Directions:

Harvest the mint leaves the day you want to make your extract.

Gently wash the leaves and pat dry.

Remove the mint leaves from the stems and discard the stems.

Crush and smash the leaves in your hands, this will encourage them to release their oils. 

Fill your jar with the crushed mint leaves and fill it the rest of the way up with vodka. 

Label your jar, shake the jar, and place it in a cool dark place.

Allow it to steep for 1-2 months. When the time is up, strain the leaves out and store in a glass jar to store.

 

Print Mint Extract Recipe

Yield: 1 Pint

Homemade Mint Extract Recipe

Mint, mint in a jar, mint extract | Easy homemade mint extract recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Cups Vodka

Instructions

    Harvest the mint leaves the day you want to make your mint extract.

    Gently wash the leaves and pat dry.

    Remove the mint leaves from the stems and discard the stems.

    Crush and smash the leaves in your hands, this will encourage them to release their oils. 

    Fill your jar with the crushed mint leaves and fill it the rest of the way up with vodka. 

    Label your jar, shake the jar, and place it in a cool dark place.

    Allow the mint extract to steep for 1-2 months. When the time is up, strain the leaves out and store in a glass jar to store.

 

Tips For Making Mint Extract

  • The exact measurements for this don’t matter, you can use less mint or vodka or use a bigger jar. The important thing is that all of the leaves in your jar are completely covered. 
  • The brand of vodka you use doesn’t matter, we go with the cheapest we can find for making extracts. 
  • Cute jars of extracts like this mint extract make great Christmas gifts!


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