In the past, the world’s favorite drink has been a beer.
Now, you can also add a minty mint, some lemon zest, and a pinch of mint to make your own “brandy” drink.
The recipe can be found in the book, Brandy: A Homebrew Guide to the Art and Science of Mmmmmm…
The Mmmmmmmm, the Science and the Art of Brewing.
The book was written by David Mccormick, the owner of The Homebrew Store in New York City.
Here’s what you need to know.
How To Make Your Own Brandy Drink Ingredients: 1.2 oz. lemon juice, packed 1/4 cup ice (or other non-alcoholic) 3 Tbsp.
mint leaves, chopped 3 Tsp.
lime zest 1 Tbsp sea salt 1/2 tsp.
sugar 2 cups water 1.
In a saucepan over low heat, combine the lemon juice and ice.
Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool completely.
Remove the mint leaves and cut into pieces with a knife.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine mint leaves with 3 Tbs.
of the ice and whisk to combine.
Add salt, sugar, and lime zests and mix on medium speed until combined.
Slowly add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and whisk until combined (the mint will settle into the bowl).
Pour the mixture into a mug and pour it over the ice (about 3/4 of the way full).
Leave the mug in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
Serve with a mint and lemon wedge.
For a mint drink, use 1/3 of a lime zester (or a teaspoon) and pinch of crushed mint leaves to create the desired minty taste.