As you know, I am a big proponent of no-risk eating and drinking. In other words, I am not willing to have ANYTHING that might ahve gluten in it. So, since most Creme de Menthe is made from potentially glutenous grain, I have to make my own. I am also just concerned about anything unnecessary, hence, the calling the green food coloring optional. For a purist who has to have it BE green, well, add the green food coloring. For those like myself who are after taste and not color, leave it out.
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 c. water
- 2 c. vodka (I use Tito’s Vodka)
- 1 T. peppermint extract
- 1 T. green food coloring (optional)
- Heat sugar and water until sugar melts. Doesn’t have to boil.
- Cool about 10 minutes.
- Add vodka and mint extract.
This is great to add for an adult hot chocolate!
Note:: Mint Extract is an oil so there will be a slight separation issue, but the taste is fine. Just remember there will be a bit of oil on top.