I have a jam-packed file folder full of clipped recipes"filed" to try, and stumbled upon this recipe again while leafing through my mess. And since I have the fresh ingredients in bountiful in my backyard (except for the sage), I decided to give this a try.
(I regularly read cookbooks and peruse through my clippings, just for pleasure. Weird, huh. Anyone else do that? ...It gives me new inspiration and ideas everytime.)
Here's the recipe:
(and no, I don't know who Jim Duke is...this was a magazine clipping)
Jim Duke's Creme D'Mentia
Mix 1 c of 80-proof vodka with 1 c water.
Add 1/4 c fresh lemon,
4 T rosemary leaves, 6 T lemon balm leaves, 4 T peppermint leaves,
and 2 T sage leaves.
Add sugar to taste.
Steep for 3 days.
I'll have to let you know how it turns out.
It smells delicious sitting next to the sink.