I love Anthropologie. Not for the clothes, though they are gorgeous and if I was 30 years younger, I would be a walking spokesperson for them. No, I go for the adorable kitchen items and the cookbooks. Ah, the cookbooks. If you are a cookbook and you are in Anthropologie, I want you. After a recent trip to Nashville (alas no Anthropologies in Soddy Daisy – imagine that), I came home with three new cookbook babies.
One of my new babies is, Home Made Summerand one of my first recipes to try was her Mint Lemmo – which is basically and lemon mint syrup. I’ve blogged before about my SodaStream. I love it. I love being able to make my own sodas.
So, I was very excited to try her Mint Lemmo. As the syrup was infusing, my house smelled divine, all lemon and mint. And not only did it smell divine, it was divine. I have this in fridge right now and use it with sparkling water for a wonderful lemon mint soda, with a little gin and tonic for a summery cocktail and stirred into tea – oh my gosh! I plan on making another batch and storing it in the freezer, so that when I run out of this batch, even if it is the middle of a gray December day, I can still be transported back to those sunny days of summer when the mint was running rampant.
- 1 1/4 cups mint leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 lemon sliced
Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes and then turn off the heat and let it steep for one hour.
Strain it, return it to the pan, bring it back up to a boil over low heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until it is syrupy.
Pour into your prettiest, extremely clean bottle and store in fridge where it will keep for months!
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.