Cocktail Corner: Lemonade Mint Cooler
This is one of our favorite summer happy hour cocktails—satisfyingly sweet yet tart, super refreshing, and joyously reminiscent of our younger years in the South. However, unlike traditional “lemonade”-based cocktails, this one contains no sugary syrups or artificial flavors so you can sip freely (but responsibly!) without all the guilt. Cheers!
Lemonade Mint Cooler
4oz Ketel One Botanical Cucumber + Mint Vodka
1 ¼ c fresh mint leaves, chopped
¼ c raw organic honey
1 c fresh lemon juice (hint: not from a yellow lemon shaped container)
6 c cold water
On the stovetop, stir together 1 c water and ¼ c honey until honey is thoroughly dissolved.
Add in 1 c chopped mint leaves and muddle
Pour in remaining 5 cups of cold water and 1 c fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine.
In a pitcher, muddle remaining ¼ c mint leaves. Add 4oz vodka and 2 c of honey lemonade, and mix well.
Serve “on the rocks” and enjoy! Feel free to garnish with a cucumber slice or lemon wedge.
Note: To make this cocktail, you must first make our homemade honey lemonade. Hint: this makes 7 servings, so set a few cups aside as an afternoon poolside or post-camp sip for the kiddos, or better yet, freeze into popsicles for a refreshing evening treat!