Salt and sugar mixes are ideal for adding to recipes, sprinkling on dinner, rimming a cocktail glass, or even to give as gifts. When I started building up our home bar and learning to mix drinks, I decided to step into the sands of of salt and sugar mixtures. Reading story upon story about mixtures, I saw that the possibilities are seemingly endless.
I can dry out herbs and various fruit peel zests and make a myriad of mixtures that can I can store for months or even years in some situations.
Although my ambition was high after learning the basics of salt and sugar mixing, I still decided to start out easy and will work my way up to amazing mixtures.
- 1 cup kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons Trader Joe's 21 Season Salute©
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl and pour into jars for storage
I also chopped and dried mint leaves to add to a sugar mixture. I pre-heated the oven to 200 and arranged a layer of finely chopped mint leaves on a cookie sheet and baked for 25 minutes. This dried the mint leaves nicely. After they cooled, I mixed them with one cup of sugar in a mason jar.
Both of these mixtures are great for rimming cocktail glasses, and the salt mixture will add a zesty flavor to just about any meat protein.
I gifted a jar of the salt mixture to a friend of mine, and she sprinkled it on warm edamame. The result? Wonderful, she said!