Mother Earth Living

Herbal Summer Cocktails: Minty Frozen Daiquiri

By Susan Belsinger
August/September 2006


Content Tools

Related Content

Frozen Veggie Line from Lisa's Organics

Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes froz...

Try This: Lemon Iced Tea Pops

Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, total...

Growing Tips for Herbs: Why is My Mint Dying?

Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.

A Twist On Tea: Make a Cucumber and Cilantro Drink

Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.

Makes 2 drinks
This drink is both tart and tangy, yet refreshing and cooling. Use peppermint (Mentha ¥piperita), or if you grow or can find it, Madalene Hill’s red-stemmed doublemint (Mentha ¥gracilis ‘Madalene Hill’).

  • 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 large peppermint sprigs
  • 1¼ cups water
  • About 2 cups crushed ice
  • 3 ounces Mount Gay Special Reserve or other light rum
  • 1 tablespoon clear Créme de Menthe
  • 2 small mint sprigs
  1. Squeeze juice of 2 limes into a small pitcher and dissolve sugar into juice. Muddle mint sprigs in pitcher and add water. Adjust to taste with more lime juice or sugar, if necessary.
  2. Put ice into blender, add rum and Créme de Menthe, and strain in lime mixture, squeezing excess liquid from mint leaves. Blend until smooth and pour into two well-chilled party glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.


Susan Belsinger is a frequent contributor who loves to sip herbal cocktails in her Maryland home.

Click here for the original article, Herbal Summer Cocktails. 








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.