Homemade Peppermint Extract Gift

Making your own homemade extracts is quick and easy with these simple and easy instructions! Each homemade gift costs just a few dollars to make and a few minutes of your time! Your friends and neighbors will rave about this delicious peppermint extract!

Why am I sharing this gift idea now? Because our peppermint extract has been stewing since early October. You are going to want to start making this gift now in order to have it ready in time for Christmas. It’s not a time consuming gift to make–we’re talking minutes. But it does take a good month of sitting in order to finish.

peppermint extract

You’ll need several things in order to start:

A bottle of vodka or white rum

Peppermint or spearmint leaves (or a combination of both)

1-2oz Glass Bottles–we found ours at AromaTools

Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips

Once the extract is finished, you can give a bottle of extract and a bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips as a gift to a neighbor, friend or family member. They make the perfect gifts!

Homemade Peppermint Extract Gift (Christmas in November)


  • Equal Parts Vodka or White Rum and Peppermint or Spearmint Leaves
  • Mason Jar


  1. Wash and dry leaves. Measure and place into a mason jar. Place equal parts vodka or white rum into the mason jar. Screw on the lid of the mason jar, label and allow to sit in a cool dark place for approximately one month. After one month, remove the lid, taste for doneness. If extract needs more time to increase flavor intensity, return lid and allow to sit for several weeks more. When extract is finished, strain leaves from extract and pour into 1-2 oz glass bottles. Label.






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  1. What a great idea for a gift and perfect for the season! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I made my first extract this summer, and I want to make more next year for gifts. My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!

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