Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mint Cooler

If you want a cool and refreshing drink in the summer you only have to look in your herb garden.  The mint family of herbs make great drinks.  I made this mint cooler for a presentation I did at my church on herbs.  The ladies loved it.  I made mint ice cubes too to put in the drink. 

Here is how to make a mint cooler.  You need a quart of mint leaves.  This can be any combination of mint you have.  I used spearmint and lemon balm.  Many people don't know that lemon balm is actually in the mint family.  It is great for the digestion and really aids in IBS. 

Take your mint leaves and place in a pot.  Add 1 gallon of water to them and bring to a boil.  As soon as it comes to a boil put a lid on the pot.  Turn down the heat and let simmer covered for 10 minutes.  Add a cup of honey and stir.  Put the lid back on and let sit over night or until the solution has completely cooled.  Then pour the solution through a jelly bag and put in a jug to cool.  Serve iced with mint leaves or mint ice cubes. 

If you don't want it as sweet use less honey.  This is kind of sweet so maybe use half the honey or none if you are watching your sugar. 

You will get 1 gallon of mint cooler to put in the fridge. 



Ladybug said...

Mint Cooler sounds so refreshing
I grow Spearmint as well, Will have
to try this...
Many Blessings

Mary said...

Was that my girls honey?? How about if you bring some over, we'll add a little something, something and sit back and watch the kids run the farm.