My First Cooking Show: A French-Moroccan Mother’s Day (Part III)

RECIPE: Mint Tea Martini

Mint Tea Martini


  • 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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