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Minty Drink Roundup

Note: This is one of a series of guest posts I’ll be hosting over the next few weeks to spice up Cocktail Thursday. Today’s guest poster hails from one of my favorite cocktail blogs — Rufus’ Guide to Food & Spirits. When they offered to do a round-up of minty summer cocktails, I jumped at the chance — just look at these delicious sippers! For so many of us in hot climes, mint grows like weeds in the summertime, so it’s all we can do to keep up. I can’t think of a better way to use it all!

We live in the South, and our mint plants produce almost year round. Come summertime, they would take over the yard if we didn’t keep them in pots. Considering the state of our yard, we might free them from their clay confines one of these days.

We throw mint in tea, garnish soup with it, make loads of tabbouleh when the tomatoes are in, throw it in with sauteed vegetables… you name it. We also drink it in a variety of cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages. We always say nothing punches up a summer punch at the family reunion like some moonshine. Okay, well mint is a close second on that front. Here are some of our favorite minty fresh drinks. Click on the links for recipes!

Lemonade with Mint and Honey

lemonade with mint and honey

Peach Daiquiris with Mint

peach daiquiris with mint

Minty Fresh Limeade

minty fresh limeade

Blackberry Mint Juleps

blackberry mint juleps

Cucumber Shooters

cucumber shooters

 

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7 Thoughts on “Minty Drink Roundup

  1. I had no idea about minty lemonade until two weeks ago, I got lemonade at a festival and the lady tossed some mint in it. omg- so fresh and wonderful!
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  2. Pingback: Minty Fresh Flavors | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

  3. Found your site via Rufus, whose blog I enjoy immensely. Great drink ideas. Love the shooters!
    And I have some peaches ripening on my counter this moment that are crying out to become Peach Daiquiris. Nice site.

  4. Great choice for Cocktail Thursday. “Rufus” knows his way around the bar. :D

    BTW: I’m a recovering attorney too!

  5. Love the cucumber shooter idea! OMG, never seen that before :)
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