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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mint Limeade & Mint Syrup 薄荷柠檬水& 薄荷糖浆


I have a mint plant in my backyard that has been with us for years, it survived a few winters and always managed to come back to flourish. I normally used the leaves to make Pudina chutney or garnish to dishes.

This year I started using fresh mint leaves to make mint syrup to be used in different drinks and desserts. It is so good that I made so many batches in the span of few weeks! My mint plant can hardly keep up with my demand!

我家的后院种了一盆薄荷,每年冬天它都会枯萎冬眠,我会给它施肥加土。第二年春天它也绝不例外地再次钻出土来,又会茂盛地生长一个春夏。

薄荷叶我一般只会拿来做印式薄荷沾酱或饮料食品的点缀。所以种的薄荷也用得不是特别多。

今年夏天我做了这款薄荷糖浆,用来做好多不同的饮料。家人都好喜欢,一个月内我就做了好几瓶。结果后院的薄荷都长不够我用了呢!


Ingredients:
1 cup Organic sugar
2-3 cups of mint leaves
1.5 cups of water

Other:
1 tbsp of lime juice
Some ice cubes
Drinking water

材料:
1杯 有机糖
2-3 杯 的 薄荷叶
1.5 杯 饮用水

其他:
1 大勺的 青柠汁
一些冰块
饮用水



1. Place water, sugar, and mint leaves in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and turn the heat to medium low to simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool.

2. Pour syrup through a mesh strainer into a glass bottle, discard the mint leaves. Store in refrigerator.

3. To make Mint limeade, add 1 tbsp of mint syrup in a long glass, add ice, 1-2 tsp of lime juice and some drinking water. Stir well and serve immediately.

1. 把饮用水、糖和薄荷叶摆到一口小锅里,煮滚后转中火熬制20分钟左右。冷却。

2. 把薄荷糖浆过滤装到瓶子里,薄荷叶丢弃不用。

3. 做薄荷柠檬水时,在杯里先倒入1大匙的薄荷糖浆,加冰块、柠檬汁和饮用水。搅拌匀即可饮用。


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