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.
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.
- 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
- 15 mint leaves
- 3/4 cup Malibu rum
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup frozen passionfruit nectar concentrate
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Mint sprigs for garnish
- In a blender, combine the pineapple, mint, rum, coconut cream, passionfruit nectar, and ice. Blend until smooth.
- 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.
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- 2 ounces vodka
- 5 to 6 ounces ginger beer
- In a copper mule cup, muddle the mint leaves with the orange juice.
- Add the vodka, ginger beer, and ice. Stir to combine.
- 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.
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1/4 peach, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 2 ounces bourbon
- Crushed ice
- Lemon wedge for garnish
- In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the mint, brown sugar, and peaches.
- Add the bourbon and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the crushed ice and fill with seltzer.
- 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.
- A mint julep is the classic Southern cocktail. You can also enjoy a chocolate mint julep or a virgin mint julep.
- Mojitos combine mint with simple syrup, rum, and lime juice. For a spicier version, enjoy a jalapeno mojito.
- If you don't have fresh mint on hand, you can use crème de menthe in a Girl Scout cookie cocktail.
- Looking for something frozen? Enjoy a pineapple mint margarita.
- A mint chocolate martini combines Godiva chocolate and crème de menthe.
- A stinger mixes cognac and white crème de menthe.
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.