8 cup water 8 cup sugar 3 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon green food coloring 1 tablespoon essence of peppermint, also known as peppermint spirits* 1 pint 190 proof clear alcohol (150 proof will do)
*Available at pharmacies.
Mix all ingredients in a 1 gallon glass jar.
Secure lid tightly.
Place in dark, cool place and allow to age for at least three weeks.