Peppermint Chiller

★★★★☆ 3 Reviews
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By Tanya Jones
from Roy, WA

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

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serves 12-16 8 ounce servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, combine sugar with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • 2
    Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add peppermint, remove pan from the heat, cover, and let the liquid steep for 1 hour.
  • 4
    In a large pitcher, combine the mint syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and ginger ale.
  • 5
    Stir until well blended. Serve over crushed ice.