Citrus & Mint Cocktails To Warm Up Any Celebration

Citrus & Mint Cocktails To Warm Up Any Celebration

Tart citrus and luscious mint make delightfully complementary flavors in concoctions of any kind, including cocktails. Whether it’s sweltering or snowing, and whether it’s a holiday or just another weekend, these yummy cocktails are sure to remind you of warmth and celebration.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


Citrus Cooler

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 5 ounces club soda
  • 1 curl lemon peel to garnish

Mandarin Mojito

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces mandarin orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 1 curl mandarin peel to garnish
  • 1 sprig mint to garnish



  • Slap the mint leaves to release the flavor. A pro bartender’s technique, all you need to do is place the leaves in the palm of one hand and gently slap it with the other. You should smell a release of mint fragrance as you do.
  • Add all the ingredients except the club soda into a shaker filled with ice and shake for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice (highball for the Cooler and a collins for the Mojito).
  • Top with club soda, and stir briefly to mix.
  • Garnish and serve.


Image by Alexander Lesnitsky (CC0/Pixabay)
Note: Simple syrup is…simple to make. Just heat an equal amount of sugar and water in a saucepan, and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Cook another minute or so, cool, and voilà – it’s simple syrup.
Keyword citrus, Lemons, limes, mandarin oranges
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