Salt and Sugar Mixes – Versatile Mix-ins or Gifts!

Salt & Sugar Mixes-8Salt 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.

Simple 22 Season Salt Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Trader Joe's 21 Season Salute©

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and pour into jars for storage
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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!

Awesome!