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How to prepare a mint cocktail in a few easy steps

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With their good smell and refreshing taste partly due to the abundance of menthol in the leaves, mint has a calming and disinfecting capacity. Mint is also a great digestive aid.
With their good smell and refreshing taste partly due to the abundance of menthol in the leaves, mint has a calming and disinfecting capacity. Mint is also a great digestive aid.

Whether it’s non-alcoholic or alcoholic, a cocktail with mint can be the ideal solution not only for a refreshing and thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day, but also a perfect way to take advantage of the healthy benefits of plants.

In every stage of the year, you can easily cultivate mint at home or in the garden, so you can use the leaves for a delicious and fragrant cocktail for any occasion. Here’s how to prepare a mint cocktail at home in just a few easy steps.
How to prepare a mint cocktail in a few easy steps
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How to make an Alcoholic Cocktail with Mint

The Mojito and its companion cocktails

The most famous alcoholic cocktail with mint is definitely the Mojito, and here’s the most classic recipe:

  • Put about ten mint leaves and two-three spoonfuls of cane sugar into a cocktail class. 
  • Use a pestle to crush the leaves against the side of the glass. In this way, you get the best smell and the most flavor from the mint leaves
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of lime juice, continuing to crush with the pestle 
  • Add crushed ice to the class
  • Add 50 ml of white Cuban rum to the glass, and dash of bitters, and finally soda water
  • Mix in a circular way and serve along with a sprig of mint as decoration 

From this cocktail, with its Cuban origins, there are a number of alternatives, always delicious and simple to prepare at home. If you’re not a rum lover, you can substitute it with red vermouth to create an elegant, refined (and colorful) cocktail. For a summer and exotic take, add another 30 ml of coconut liquor to the original recipe and service the cocktail in a coconut shell, garnished with a slice of pineapple.

How to make a Grapefruit Mint Cooler

A refreshing and non-alcoholic cocktail
If your dinner guests are teetotalers, not despair! There are many fun and original ways to prepare a cocktail with minute without necessarily using alcohol.

The Grapefruit Mint Cooler, for example, is a refreshing and low-calorie cocktail with mint and grapefruit, great for building up your immune system and perfect for adults or children.

Here’s the preparation for six people:
  • In a small pot over low heat, mix 125 grams of sugar (or other sweetener) with 125 ml of water until the sugar has dissolved 
  • Let the mixture cool
  • Crush a handful of mint leaves and add them to the mixture. Let stand for 12 hours and then strain it into a carafe
  • Add the juice of 4 lemons and 250ml of grapefruit juice
  • Fill 6 glasses with crushed ice. Pour in the cocktail, adding 250ml of soda
  • Serve using sprigs of mint and a slice of grapefruit to garnish
Banner photo © HelloGlow.co

OUR TIP

With their good smell and refreshing taste partly due to the abundance of menthol in the leaves, mint has a calming and disinfecting capacity. Mint is also a great digestive aid.
With their good smell and refreshing taste partly due to the abundance of menthol in the leaves, mint has a calming and disinfecting capacity. Mint is also a great digestive aid.

Whether it’s non-alcoholic or alcoholic, a cocktail with mint can be the ideal solution not only for a refreshing and thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day, but also a perfect way to take advantage of the healthy benefits of plants.

In every stage of the year, you can easily cultivate mint at home or in the garden, so you can use the leaves for a delicious and fragrant cocktail for any occasion. Here’s how to prepare a mint cocktail at home in just a few easy steps.
How to prepare a mint cocktail in a few easy steps
photo © HelloGlow.co

How to make an Alcoholic Cocktail with Mint

The Mojito and its companion cocktails

The most famous alcoholic cocktail with mint is definitely the Mojito, and here’s the most classic recipe:

  • Put about ten mint leaves and two-three spoonfuls of cane sugar into a cocktail class. 
  • Use a pestle to crush the leaves against the side of the glass. In this way, you get the best smell and the most flavor from the mint leaves
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of lime juice, continuing to crush with the pestle 
  • Add crushed ice to the class
  • Add 50 ml of white Cuban rum to the glass, and dash of bitters, and finally soda water
  • Mix in a circular way and serve along with a sprig of mint as decoration 

From this cocktail, with its Cuban origins, there are a number of alternatives, always delicious and simple to prepare at home. If you’re not a rum lover, you can substitute it with red vermouth to create an elegant, refined (and colorful) cocktail. For a summer and exotic take, add another 30 ml of coconut liquor to the original recipe and service the cocktail in a coconut shell, garnished with a slice of pineapple.

How to make a Grapefruit Mint Cooler

A refreshing and non-alcoholic cocktail
If your dinner guests are teetotalers, not despair! There are many fun and original ways to prepare a cocktail with minute without necessarily using alcohol.

The Grapefruit Mint Cooler, for example, is a refreshing and low-calorie cocktail with mint and grapefruit, great for building up your immune system and perfect for adults or children.

Here’s the preparation for six people:
  • In a small pot over low heat, mix 125 grams of sugar (or other sweetener) with 125 ml of water until the sugar has dissolved 
  • Let the mixture cool
  • Crush a handful of mint leaves and add them to the mixture. Let stand for 12 hours and then strain it into a carafe
  • Add the juice of 4 lemons and 250ml of grapefruit juice
  • Fill 6 glasses with crushed ice. Pour in the cocktail, adding 250ml of soda
  • Serve using sprigs of mint and a slice of grapefruit to garnish
Banner photo © HelloGlow.co