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  1. #1
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default REC Orange Mint

    I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. It is very
    refreshing.

    Orange Mint
    From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    McKee, Ray and Moseley
    2 1/2 cups water
    2 cups sugar
    Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves

    Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    for 10 minutes. Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    the oranges and lemons. Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    been well washed. Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    cheesecloth.
    This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    indefinitely.
    To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    with either ginger ale or cold water.

    Note: I used club soda. I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    somewhat before adding the fruit and mint.

    Janet US

  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    On Sep 2, 9:40*am, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. *It is very
    > refreshing. *
    >
    > Orange Mint
    > From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    > McKee, Ray and Moseley
    > 2 1/2 cups water
    > 2 cups sugar
    > Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    > Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    > 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
    >
    > Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    > for 10 minutes. *Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    > the oranges and lemons. *Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    > been well washed. *Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    > Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    > cheesecloth.
    > This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    > indefinitely.
    > To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    > of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    > with either ginger ale or cold water.
    >
    > Note: *I used club soda. *I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    > somewhat before adding the fruit and mint. *
    >
    > Janet US


    It's missing the vodka.

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:40:37 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. It is very
    > refreshing.
    >
    > Orange Mint
    > From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    > McKee, Ray and Moseley
    > 2 1/2 cups water
    > 2 cups sugar
    > Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    > Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    > 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
    >
    > Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    > for 10 minutes. Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    > the oranges and lemons. Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    > been well washed. Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    > Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    > cheesecloth.
    > This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    > indefinitely.
    > To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    > of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    > with either ginger ale or cold water.
    >
    > Note: I used club soda. I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    > somewhat before adding the fruit and mint.
    >

    Oh, that sounds good! I'd be tempted to turn it into a mojito.


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  4. #4
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 09:48:38 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sep 2, 9:40*am, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    >> I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. *It is very
    >> refreshing. *
    >>
    >> Orange Mint
    >> From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    >> McKee, Ray and Moseley
    >> 2 1/2 cups water
    >> 2 cups sugar
    >> Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    >> Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    >> 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
    >>
    >> Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    >> for 10 minutes. *Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    >> the oranges and lemons. *Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    >> been well washed. *Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    >> Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    >> cheesecloth.
    >> This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    >> indefinitely.
    >> To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    >> of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    >> with either ginger ale or cold water.
    >>
    >> Note: *I used club soda. *I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    >> somewhat before adding the fruit and mint. *
    >>
    >> Janet US

    >
    >It's missing the vodka.


    It was my thought that the individual could 'improve' it however they
    wished ;o)
    Janet US

  5. #5
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:00:19 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:40:37 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. It is very
    >> refreshing.
    >>
    >> Orange Mint
    >> From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    >> McKee, Ray and Moseley
    >> 2 1/2 cups water
    >> 2 cups sugar
    >> Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    >> Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    >> 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
    >>
    >> Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    >> for 10 minutes. Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    >> the oranges and lemons. Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    >> been well washed. Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    >> Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    >> cheesecloth.
    >> This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    >> indefinitely.
    >> To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    >> of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    >> with either ginger ale or cold water.
    >>
    >> Note: I used club soda. I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    >> somewhat before adding the fruit and mint.
    >>

    >Oh, that sounds good! I'd be tempted to turn it into a mojito.


    It is, it is very good. Mojitos have always sounded good to me. )
    Janet US

  6. #6
    Hackmatack Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 09:48:38 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sep 2, 9:40 am, Janet Bostwick <nos...@cableone.net> wrote:
    >>> I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. It is very
    >>> refreshing.
    >>>
    >>> Orange Mint
    >>> From "Fresh from the Farmers Market"
    >>> McKee, Ray and Moseley
    >>> 2 1/2 cups water
    >>> 2 cups sugar
    >>> Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind of both
    >>> Juice of 6 lemons and grated rind of 2
    >>> 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
    >>>
    >>> Make a simple syrup of the sugar and water by boiling them together
    >>> for 10 minutes. Add the juice of the fruits and the grated rind of
    >>> the oranges and lemons. Pour this over the mint leaves, which have
    >>> been well washed. Cover tightly and let this brew for several hours.
    >>> Strain through a sieve and if necessary through one thickness of
    >>> cheesecloth.
    >>> This makes one quart of juice, which may be kept in the refrigerator
    >>> indefinitely.
    >>> To serve, fill tall glasses with finely powdered ice and pour 1/4 cup
    >>> of this juice over the snow-like ice, then finish filling the glass
    >>> with either ginger ale or cold water.
    >>>
    >>> Note: I used club soda. I also allowed the simple syrup to cool
    >>> somewhat before adding the fruit and mint.
    >>>
    >>> Janet US

    >>
    >> It's missing the vodka.

    >
    > It was my thought that the individual could 'improve' it however they
    > wished ;o)
    > Janet US


    Some have been known to just cut straight to the vodka.

  7. #7
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: REC Orange Mint

    On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:39:48 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:40:37 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. It is very
    >> refreshing.
    >>
    >> Orange Mint

    >snip
    >
    >What is the purpose of boiling the water and sugar for 10 minutes?
    >
    >-sw


    Who cares? I gave you the recipe as written. One could argue (but I
    don't intend to) that it is to reduce the syrup.
    Janet US

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