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Refreshing Mint Cocktails

Karen Frazier
Pineapple passion drink

Mint brings a ton of flavor to cocktails, and it's a versatile ingredient. Whether you're using it as a garnish or bringing its flavor to the fore, it's the perfect addition to refreshing and delicious cocktails.

Passion Coladito

This refreshing frozen tropical cocktail is a cross between a mojito and a piña colada - with a bit of passionfruit tossed in. A blender full serves three to four. For a fun tropical twist, serve it poolside in a hollowed out pineapple and add an umbrella.


  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 15 mint leaves
  • ¾ ounce Malibu rum
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • ¼ cup frozen passionfruit nectar concentrate
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Mint sprigs for garnish


  1. In a blender, combine the pineapple, mint, rum, coconut cream, passionfruit nectar, and ice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with mint.

Orange Mint Mule

Fans of the Moscow mule can up their game by adding refreshing mint to orange juice and ginger beer for a flavorful cocktail. This serves one.


  • Orange Mint Mule
    6 mint leaves plus a sprig for garnish
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup.
  2. Add the simple syrup, lime juice, orange juice, and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into a mule cup filled with ice.
  5. Add the ginger beer and stir.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Peach and Brown Sugar Julep

With flavors of the south, this tasty julep is refreshing with mint but adds the flavors of peaches and brown sugar for a really delicious cocktail. It makes one cocktail.


  • Peach and Brown Sugar Julep
    10 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • ¼ peach, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 2 ounces brown sugar bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Seltzer
  • Lemon wedge for garnish


  1. In a rocks glass or julep cup, muddle the mint, brown sugar, and peaches.
  2. Add the bourbon and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the crushed ice and fill with seltzer.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge if desired

Other Mint Cocktails

Mint is a refreshing cocktail addition that allows you to make both classic and modern cocktails.

The Perfect Summer Ingredient

Fresh mint is the perfect ingredient for refreshing summer cocktails. Grow a little in a window box, container, or garden and make mint a flavorful ingredient to add to your favorite cocktails.

Refreshing Mint Cocktails