Peppermint Liqueur: A Mint-Flavoured Addition For Your Cocktails
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A delightful complement to any home bar, peppermint liqueur has a fresh aroma and beautiful fragrance. It's a satisfying endeavour to make your own handmade peppermint liqueur, and you can adjust the amount of mint essence to your personal taste. You can thus use these step-by-step instructions and advice to create the ideal homemade peppermint liqueur, which is great for gifting as a lovely homemade gift or for enjoying plain.

What Is Peppermint Liqueur?

This sweet, mint-flavoured liqueur is frequently served as an after-dinner drink or in cocktails. Dried peppermint leaves or Corsican mint provide it with a strong mint taste. The technique of making mint liqueurs entails steeping mint leaves in alcohol and then distilling the mixture.

How To Use Peppermint Liqueur?

Try different drinks with your peppermint liqueur. The options are unlimited when it comes to pleasant peppermint mojitos, traditional peppermint martinis, or straightforward peppermint white Russians. Making your own peppermint liqueur is a labour of love that will make you feel amazing. You can make a customised liqueur that perfectly encapsulates the essence of peppermint by studying its essence. Peppermint is a pleasant plant. Now put up your sleeves, enjoy the crisp mint flavour, and experience the joy of making your own peppermint liqueur.

You can also make a rich chocolate cake infused with peppermint liqueur or a peppermint panna cotta for a decadent boozy dessert.

Here's how you can prepare your homemade peppermint liqueur.

Peppermint Liqueur


  • 2 cups of vodka
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh peppermint leaves (or ½ cup dried peppermint leaves)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • Wash and wipe dry any fresh peppermint leaves before using them. This step should be skipped if using dried peppermint leaves.
  • The peppermint leaves should be placed in a fresh glass jar or other container with a tight-fitting cover.
  • Make sure the peppermint leaves are completely immersed by pouring the vodka over them. Tightly close the jar.
  • After putting the jar in a dark, cold spot (such as a pantry or cupboard), let it infuse for one to two weeks. To let the flavours come through, give the jar a little shake each day.
  • Put the granulated sugar and water in a saucepan. Stirring periodically, cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • After taking off the heat, allow the simple syrup to reach room temperature.
  • Use a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to gently squeeze the peppermint leaves from the vodka after the infusion time, trying to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Fill a clean glass jar or container with the vodka flavoured with peppermint and the chilled simple syrup. Add the peppermint essence at this point and mix thoroughly to incorporate it if using it for flavour.
  • Fill clean, sterilised bottles or jars with tight-fitting lids with the prepared peppermint liqueur.
  • The liqueur can be kept for many months in a cold, dark area or in the refrigerator.
  • You can use your handmade peppermint liqueur in your favourite dessert dishes and drinks, or serve it cold. Additionally, it creates a beautiful handmade present for loved ones.