Mint Cooler with Mint Syrup
Mint cooler with mint syrup is a refreshing and cooling beverage that's perfect for hot summer days. Here's a recipe to make a delicious mint cooler:
Mint Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
Mint Cooler Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup mint syrup
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 4 cups cold water
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Lemon slices for garnish
Instructions for Mint Syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine the fresh mint leaves, sugar, and water.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
- Let the syrup simmer gently for about 5 minutes to infuse the mint flavor.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool completely.
- Once cooled, strain the mint leaves from the syrup and discard the leaves.
- Transfer the mint syrup to a jar or bottle and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Instructions for Mint Cooler:
- In a pitcher, combine the mint syrup, lemon juice, and cold water.
- Stir well to mix all the ingredients together.
- Add ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the mint cooler.
- Stir again to make sure everything is well combined.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more mint syrup or lemon juice if desired.
- Serve the mint cooler in glasses filled with ice cubes.
- Garnish each glass with fresh mint leaves and a lemon slice.
- Stir the mint cooler before serving to distribute the flavors evenly.
Enjoy the refreshing and minty taste of the homemade mint cooler. It's a perfect drink to cool down and relax during the hot summer months.