A Fine Medley of Mint Cocktails

Fresh mint Fresh mint has garnered a considerable amount of attention in recent years, and for a variety of reasons: be it its use as a natural pesticide, breath freshener, or herbal remedy for everyday ailments. These are all...

Fresh mint
Fresh mint

Fresh mint has garnered a considerable amount of attention in recent years, and for a variety of reasons: be it its use as a natural pesticide, breath freshener, or herbal remedy for everyday ailments. These are all noble uses. However, one can't deny mint still holds a place in the heart of many cocktail and mocktail fanatics alike. Mint has a way of enhancing the refreshing qualities of beverages. This is likely due to the cooling properties of mint, caused by the natural menthol compound present in mint oils. This makes it a natural inclusion for spring and summer cocktails, when you need saving from the rapid advance in temperatures. Below are three, delicious ways to incorporate mint into your spring and summer festivities, all the while keeping you cool.

Mint Cocktail - Mojito

Mint Mojito
Mint Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 4oz white rum
  • 8oz club soda
  • 10 large ice cubes
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 lime wedges

Directions:

Muddle one lime wedge with the mint leaves, until the natural oils and juices of the leaves are released. Add sugar and the remaining lime wedge, and muddle again. Fill a very tall glass with ice until it's almost full. Pour the muddled mixture over the ice. Next pour in the rum, followed by the soda water, and stir. Garnish with additional mint leaves or lime slices.

Mint and Tonic

Mint and Tonic
Mint and Tonic

  • 2oz vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4oz tonic water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2-3 mint leaves

Directions:

Strain vodka and tonic water into a tall glass filled with ice. Add the mint extract and stir. Garnish with mint leaves.

Mint Mocktail

  • 1/2 cup lime sherbert
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 large mint leaves

Directions:

Muddle the sugar with lime juice and mint leaves, place in a large drinking glass. Add the lime sherbert and soda water. Mix until slightly blended, without diluting the sherbert too much. Insert a festive straw and drink!

To share a recipe or voice your opinion, feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you.