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Mint or Peppermint Schnapps Recipes

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   Peppermint schnapps - based on fresh peppermint leaves - is fresh, mild and very delicate. Serve with lamb, fish, vegetables, soups, desserts, many types of cheese, and cheese cakes.
Peppermint Schnapps 1
Ingredients:

Peppermint leaves
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
Rinse the peppermint leaves carefully. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill 1/3 of the jar with leaves. Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof). Let steep for 4-14 days in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20C (64-68F). Shake lightly and taste it from time to time. Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid. Store (age) for at least 1 month in a dark place at room temperature before serving.
Peppermint Schnapps 2
Ingredients:

3 c Sugar
10 c Water
1 Bottle pepper mint extract
1 pt Everclear
Instructions:
Combine sugar and water in a large pot and boil for 10 minutes. Cool to room temp, add peppermint and alcohol, bottle.
Peppermint Schnapps 3
Ingredients:

1/3 cup white sugar
1 (16 ounce) jar light corn syrup
2 cups vodka
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Instructions:
Combine sugar and corn syrup in 2 quart pan over medium heat. Heat until sugar dissolves, stirring regularly. When the sugar has dissolved, pour in the vodka and stir well. Remove the mixture from heat and cover tightly with a lid. Let the mixture cool before adding peppermint extract and pouring the mixture into a sealable bottle.
 

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