There’s nothing quite as surprising – or refreshing – as a light taste of mint. From cookies to breath mints, this revitalizing flavor has an incredibly wide variety of uses. Originally used as a medicinal herb for common ailments, the mint is now one of the most recognized culinary flavors in the world.
Let’s face it: you love mint as much as we do! What’s there not to love?
- Mint has a natural cooling effect, cleansing the palette with just a taste, not to mention its positive effects on your breath!
- Its flavor cuts through almost any texture, allowing you to flavor your cup of tea or even something as strong as coffee. The best part? You don’t have to add any artificial flavors or sweeteners to enjoy this refreshing taste.
- Mint embodies an enticing aroma that is particularly enjoyable during the holiday season.
The History of “Mint”
Minthe is a Greek mythical character whose name is believed to be the root of Mint. According to the ancient legend, Hades, the God of the Underworld, fell in love with a river nymph named Minthe. In her jealousy, Hades’ wife turned Minthe into a plant so that men and beasts alike would trample her. Unable to undo the spell that his wife had cast, Hades then added a magnificent, refreshing aroma to Minthe, so that her cooling scent would be released whenever she was inevitably trampled. And so the mint came to be…
A Taste of Mythology
If you’re interested in how to make flavored syrup so that you can infuse mint into any of your recipes, it’s much easier than you think. The following mint syrup recipe is extremely easy to make and has a taste of freshness that will inspire your taste buds. All you need is:
- 1 and a half cups of fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
The first step to making your own flavored syrup with mint is to chop up the fresh mint leaves. Chopping the leaves will allow the flavor to be immediately released and infused into the syrup. Next, bring the leaves and water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring in the sugar until it is dissolved.
Continue stirring and simmering until the mint syrup is gooey and at the consistency you want. Then strain through a fine sieve to remove the mint leaves. Allow the syrup to cool and enjoy!
Of course, though, with Amoretti Premium Sugar Free Mojito Mint Flavoring, you can enjoy the incredibly cool taste of mint without learning how to make your own flavored syrup. It’s a flavor so authentic you’ll think it came straight from ancient Greece itself!