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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mint Tea Cocktail

Cold mint tea is a wonderful way to cool down on the patio on a hot summer's day, so whether you choose to make this mint tea cocktail with or without alcohol it will still be utterly refreshing!

As I've mentioned in previous drink posts, such as my Nile by Night gin & orange blossom cocktail  it is generally considered that the distillation process strips the grain of gluten, making it safe for people with gluten issues to drink it. Others argue not enough gluten is removed to make it safe, so it's up to you to make an informed decision if you have problems with gluten.

Otherwise, this cocktail can easily be made gin-free (and therefore without a doubt gluten-free).


6 cups water
2 organic mint tea bags
4-6 Tbsp honey
4-5 mint leaves
organic brown sugar for coating the rim - optional
1 shot gin
1/4 tsp orange blossom water (optional - available in Middle Eastern stores)


1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in honey, until it dissolves.  Add the two tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.  Remove tea bags and chill.

2. Sprinkle some brown sugar on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass and dip into the sugar to coat. Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass with the end of a wooden spoon. Fill glass with ice, pour the shot of gin over the ice and fill with cold mint tea. Add optional orange blossom water if desired and stir. 

If you like this post, you might like some of these other cool summer drinks:

Nile by Night Gin & Orange Blossom Cocktail
How to Brew Kombucha

What are YOU drinking this summer?!

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