Making Your Own Lemon & Mint Rum Liqueur (Mojito Liqueur)
Lemon and mint are a refreshing combination, the perfect match for a hot summer day at the beach or the park.
• 3/4 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves, loosely packed
• 1 1/2 Cup Light White Rum
• 1/3 Cup Fresh Thyme Leaves, loosely packed
• 1 Cup Refined White Sugar
• 2 Cups Water
• 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Balm, loosely packed
• 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemongrass
• 2 tsps. Lemon Zest
Coarsely chop the mint leaves and place them in a 1 liter container, add the rum, close the container with a tight- fitting lid and let the contents rest in a cool, dark place for 7-10 days.
Strain and discard the leaves. Coarsely chop the Thyme leaves and add them to the rum, cover and let it rest for an additional 7-10 days.
Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar, constantly stirring over medium to high heat until it reaches the boiling point. Coarsely chop lemon balm and lemongrass and add to the syrup, boil for an additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat let stand for 5 more minutes and then strain and discard the solids.
Add simple syrup and lemon zest to rum mixture. Store the container in a cool, dark place and let it sit there for at least 2 months. Rack or filter if you want to remove sediments.
THANKS TO: http://www.gotrum.com/the-rum-university/making-your-own-lemon-mint-rum-liqueur-mojito-liqueur/