Mint Flavored Sugar for Fruit Salad or Lemonade

In a mortar, lightly bruse a sprig or two of mint in sugar to release its fragrance or, alternatively, whirl a few fresh mint leaves with a couple of tablespoons of sugar in a blender to create a lovely sweetener for fruit (make sure the mint is dry). This sugar is meant to be made fresh, so only make as much as you need — it doesn’t keep well and gets lumpy because of the moisture from the mint.

Especially good with peaches, blackberries, strawberries and pears. This sugar is also great for making lemonade. Remember to garnish with a few mint leaves.

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