Peppermint Chiller

Tanya Jones


I planted a peppermint plant last year and was trying to decide what to do with ALL of the peppermint that I was harvesting from the plant. I have been using it for the obvious: 1. In the kettle on the wood stove 2. for a headache remedy. But alas, I still have so much to use. Here in Washington we hit a couple of warm days and I really wanted something cool and refreshing. SO was born this drink. It has been a good alternative to soda. Even though it is a Non-alcohol beverage with these ingredients, just an ounce of white rum added to an 8 oz. serving would make this a great adult beverage.

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12-16 8 ounce servings


15 Min


1 Hr


Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This refreshing cocktail is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. Make sure to have it ready in the fridge ... you never know when guests will drop by!


2 c
4 c
fresh peppermint leaves, with stems
2 c
lemon juice
2 c
orange juice
2 c
ginger ale

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large saucepan, combine sugar with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add peppermint, remove pan from the heat, cover, and let the liquid steep for 1 hour.
In a large pitcher, combine the mint syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and ginger ale.
Stir until well blended. Serve over crushed ice.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free
Hashtags: #peppermint, #Drink