• a large bunch of fresh mint (about 30 g)
  • 240 ml boiling water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Finely chop the mint leaves (discard the stalks). Don’t use a blender, you’ll end up with a mint mush!
  2. Place in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Steep for a few minutes then drain over a sieve.
  3. Whilst still in the sieve, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Place in a serving bowl, add sugar, vinegar and salt.
  5. Stir together and leave for 20-30 minutes before serving.