Citrus Infused Fresh Mint

Citrus Infused Fresh MintWhen it’s hot and sunny, there is nothing better than a glass of a cold, refreshing drink.

I love mint, I always have and I hope I always will. I remember one time whilst I was still at university my friends and I took a trip to Bulgaria during our summer break. It was unbelievably hot and stuffy despite the gentle breeze coming off from the sea. I spent the entire two weeks drinking frozen water with an added mint liqueur (honestly not due to the alcohol content but because of the taste); there was no such thing as a mint flavouring anywhere around at the time and the idea of making a fresh mint tea each and every morning wasn’t really an option either… I have a ton of great memorises connected to the mint flavour… anyways… instead of infusing just pure water, I decided to infuse a fresh brewed mint tea.

My Citrus Infused Fresh Mint.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch of fresh mint
  • 1l water
  • ½ lemon (un-waxed)
  • ½ orange (un-waxed)
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • Crushed ice (optional)

My Citrus Infused Fresh MintMethod:

Carefully wash your lemon and orange; cut them in half and put one half aside for a moment, then slice the other half of each fruit. Peal your pineapple and cut out two thick slices.

Wash and roughly tear the mint and place it in a large pitcher.

Boil a litre of water and pour over mint.

Allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes, then add the sliced fruits (being lemon, orange and pineapple).

Put aside (or pop into the fridge) and allow to infuse for a few hours.

Serve over crushed ice with slice of lemon and orange on the side.

Depending on the type of mint you have used you will get a different colour in your final drink. Peppermint will produce a light green colour, whilst use of lemon mint (which I used here) will resolve in more yellow one.

I’ve never use chocolate mint before but I hope to find it in a store one day. I don’t suppose it will give me a chocolate coloured drink but I would hope for a slight hint of chocolate at least.

I hope you will like my creation it as much as I do.

Citrus Infused Fresh Mint.Enjoy, if you decide to try it.

21 thoughts on “Citrus Infused Fresh Mint

  1. This looks so absolutely refreshing! I love mint too, especially during the summer — and pairing with a citrus is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds like an awesome drink indeed. I am going to have to try this because I have not made a drink like this but it sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing and great instructions by the way.

  3. I drink mint tea from the garden a lot, but never thought to have it cold and with fruit in too – sounds delicious.

  4. This looks especially refreshing! I would like to do this act home soon, since the weather hasn’t been so kind lately.

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