Whether you’re into a mojito or a classic julep, there’s no denying that mint is the finishing touch to any classic cocktail recipe.
Recreate some of these delicious mint cocktails at home, which not only look good, but taste amazing! Serve with light nibbles such as pretzels, crackers or a tasty cheeseboard with a side of fruit.
Sparkling White Wine Sangria
Ingredients: Sparkling white wine, cucumber, melon, mint, basil, lime, sugar, grapes, basil, rum, sparkling water
Who can say no to a delicious glass of sangria, especially on a warm, sunny day? Not us! Create this tasty version of a classic – which is on the lighter side – and is perfect for anyone who doesn’t love red wine.
Ingredients: Pineapple, mint, sugar, white rum, lime, club soda
Try this sweet mojito featuring pineapple, mint and a hint of white rum. Great if you have a major sweet tooth, or simply want something a little naughty for an afternoon cocktail. The mint keeps the entire drink cool and fresh, especially amongst all of the sugar.
Champagne with Lemon Sorbet and Mint
Ingredients: Champagne, mint, lemon sorbet, mint leaves, soda water, ice cubes
Give a standard glass of champagne some flavour with lemon and mint sorbet. The result? A refreshing drink which is easy to create and doesn’t take longer than 5 minutes!
Cucumber Mint Gimlet
Ingredients: Peeled cucumber, mint, agave nectar, lime, gin
What could be better than a cucumber and mint cocktail? Not much! This refreshing beverage is made with gin, but you could substitute the alcohol for cold water to hydrate during the day.
Mint Gin and Tonic
Ingredients: Gin, soda water, mint, cucumber, ice cubes
Finally, we’re wrapping it up with a refreshing mint gin and tonic. Don’t forget to add a handful of ice cubes and remember to tear the mint so the entire drink is infused with its flavour.
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