First off - I am attempting Tom's Sun Tea recipe from a few posts back. Hopefully the clouds will part and I'll end up with something a bit stronger than water. I'm parking on the roof of my downtown garage - with tea jug atop and fingers crossed. Adding the ice at the last minute.
The second recipe featuring mint is....a Mint. Oddly enough, I found the recipe because I was inspired by Tom's Sun Tea and was rooting around for other herbal + rays concoctions. My finished product is an adaptation of the Garden Party Mints on this page. Here's what happened:
I doubled the recipe unsure of the quantity - which I probably didn't need to do in the end because I made my mints a little smaller than quarters and ended up with about 110 (thirty of which were donated to research and development efforts). I chopped up a whole lot more mint than called for (I used 14 large leaves all together) and omitted the drops of peppermint oil. I found via the mixing process that I needed additional melted butter and condensed milk to get to what I thought was a reasonable consistency (dry paste that will hold together when shaped) - but I added extra of both ingredients slowly to be cautious. The chocolate was overpowering when the mints were dipped on one side as the recipe indicates - after a few trials I decided painting a stripe of chocolate on each piece with a chopstick resulted in a good ratio. Other possible uses for this mint mix - thin it down with more condensed milk and it would make an awesome and powerful mint icing.