DIY Mint Extract Recipe
Recipe type: Extract
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves (I used Peppermint, but feel free to play around with other varieties)
  • 1½ to 2 cups of vodka (any vodka will work-- I get the cheap stuff)
  • Time...
  1. Harvest the mint, and give it a quick rinse. Pat dry.
  2. Remove the leaves from the stems, and discard the stems.
  3. Crush and smash the leaves in your hands--this will help to release some of the oils and give the process a jump start.
  4. Place the leaves in a pint-sized glass jar, and fill the jar the rest of the way with vodka.
  5. Give it a shake and set aside in a cool, dark place.
  6. Allow the mixture to steep for one to two months. Take a peek every so often to see if it's strong enough for you.
  7. Strain the leaves, and bottle the finished extract in cute little jars.
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at