Four ingredients–three of which you probably already have around the house–go into this quick and refreshing summer drink I concocted last week. The fourth is the “secret ingredient”… fresh mint. Fresh muddled mint. Fresh Muddled Mint Orangeade, ladies, gentlemen, and the yet-to-decide.
Ages ago, when I made the Amaretto Chips, I bought some Sprite to mix with a shot Amaretto (because that’s DELISH if you haven’t already tried it). For fun, I mixed the remaining Sprite with some Orange Juice when inspiration hit. I’ve made this drink probably 5 times in the last week as a refreshing cool drink to have after camp, and I’m willing to bet that you’ll love it also. Plus, my roommate tells me it’s amazing with a shot of whisky in it.
Without further ado, here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup Sprite
- ⅓ cup Orange Juice
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 3+ Leaves of Mint
- With a wooden spoon, muddle (aka crush) the leaves of mint at the bottom of the glass until fragrant
- Pour in Sprite, orange juice, and lemon juice.
- Add ice and swirl.
Poco a poco
Use three medium sized mint leaves (or 6 little ones).
Using the wooden spoon, muddle (smash) the mint leaves until they’re fragrant. They should look like this.
Combine ingredients, add ice, and swirl!
You’ll notice that there are a lot of mint leaves on top. I personally love it when I get a leaf in a sip, but I have a feeling I’m in the minority there. If it bothers you, use a straw!