Friday, August 16, 2013

Mint Lemmo

Lemon Mint Syrup - Sidewalk Shoes

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. 

Mint Lemon Infusing - Sidewalk Shoes

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. 

Mint Lemmo

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.

Mint Lemmo

  • 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!


Foodie Friday

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at the every so lovely Rattlebridge Farm.


Joanne said...

I've been meaning to pick up that book!! And yes...anthro is my major weakness.

Jane said...

Such a lovely post. How nice to be able to bottle Summertime!

a quiet life said...

you know i loved this book too, the recipe looks wonderful!

Wearinbeads said...

I went to graduate school in Nashville. I loved it there. I cried when I moved away to get a real job.

Marjie said...

It sounds like a delightful addition to tea. I'm so glad you got 3 more cookbooks; one can never have too many!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

That sounds really wonderful! I try not to visit that ship too often. I love the homewares.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh the weakness I have for cookbooks may be just as bad (good) as the weakness I have for lemons. For some reason, although they are virtually available all year, I always crave lemons in the Summer. I may just have to bottle up some of that sunshine. I can see my bottle of rum from where I sit, lol...

Thanks for sharing, Pam...

shabby girl said...

Okay, that does it. I'm moving in! I WILL do the dishes, lol!
Oh, okay, I'll just order the book, lol!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I feel exactly the same way about Anthropologie. Love that store and all the cute dishes.

Roz Corieri Paige said...

It is a good thing that there are no Anthropologies in SC (too small), because when I am in one of those enticing stores, I go crazy with the household items! Love this minty lemon drink! Sounds so refreshing Pam!