- 2 ½ cups boiling water
- 2 mint tea bags
- 8 mint leaves, plus 16 mint leaves
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup vodka, very cold
Brew a pot of mint tea, with 2 ½ cups hot water, 2 mint tea bags, and 8 fresh mint leaves. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then pull out the tea bags (leave the mint leaves), and refrigerate until very cold.
Make the mint syrup by put 16 mint leaves, lightly chopped, into a sauce pot with ¼ cup water and ½ cup sugar. Heat on medium-high until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is translucent. Set aside to cool, and then drain.
In a large pitcher, strain the mint tea. Add the cool, strained mint syrup, and the vodka. Serve, garnished with fresh mint leaves.
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