It’s a beautiful time of year, and while my dismal garden remains dismal, my mint has grown so thick and fast that the leaves at the bottom aren’t seeing the sun anymore. I decided it was time to do something about it and then to do something with the mint leaves.

What’s lovelier on a hot summers day than a refreshing mint cordial? Well, I don’t know, but a mint cordial definitely hits the spot.


  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 500g sugar
  • 2 cups water

Lightly crush the mint leaves to release some of the flavours.

Add sugar and water to a heavy bottomed pot and then add mint.

Bring the mixture to boil for five minutes, then simmer lightly for 15 minutes.

Cover and leave as is overnight

Strain the mixture to remove all the leaves, then decant into a bottle and refrigerate.

You can keep this in the fridge for a few weeks. I don’t know that it will go off, but it’s not worth wasting it anyway!

Just add to water to taste.

Enjoy the refreshing yumminess.

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