Mint mania

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Photo by Brandi Hagen

Photo by Brandi Hagen

Nothing says fresh and summery quite like mint leaves. Here is a great recipe that will quickly quench your thirst.


Citrus Spritzer


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2 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves

2 Tablespoons agave syrup

3 Tablespoons gin

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup seltzer

crushed ice

zest of a lemon, lime and orange



Add mint and agave syrup to a short glass and muddle gently. Stir in gin and lemon juice. Stir in seltzer and fill with ice. Garnish with zest strips.


BONUS: Another drink we couldn’t fit into the Summer issue:

Photo by Brandi Hagen

Photo by Brandi Hagen

Coconut-almond mojito

In a pitcher, muddle 1/4 cup fresh mint with the back of a spoon. Add one 16-ounce bottle of coconut almond water and

5 ounces of coconut rum. Stir. Divide among four ice-filled glasses and top off each with a splash of seltzer.