1Wash 1 1/2 cups of chopped mint stems and leaves. Crush the mint, then add 3 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Hold for 10 minutes and strain through two or more thicknesses of damp cheesecloth. Add 2-4 drops of green food coloring. A part of the infusion may be replaced with apple juice for variety. Follow the procedure under Making Jelly.
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