Friday, June 17, 2011

June Spice Rack Challenge - Raspberry Mint Cooler

This was almost the month that I quit the Spice Rack Challenge. Not because I'm getting tired of it but because one of my best friends has a mint allergy so severe I was seriously contemplating quitting just to avoid bringing it into my house.

We were once out a a club together I and I watched her throat start to close up after a shot that didn't contain any mint simply because there was cross contamination from a bottle of peppermint schnapps.

In addition to my fear of killing someone, my husband is not a huge fan of mint and so I figured a beverage would be best. If he doesn't like it, I'll drink it all.

All that on my mind I set out to make a mint product that touched very little of my kitchen ware and I used only metal to ensure that the oil from the leaves didn't seep into any plastic aside from the pitcher which I'll not let Pat drink out of.

Raspberry Mint Cooler -from Allrecipes by Patricia Kile

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
1 packages frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
3 cups cold water
Crushed ice

I halved the original recipe and it fills my 2L pitcher. It is quite potent however. I've been enjoying it cut with club soda, about 50/50. My husband, as predicted, doesn't like it.


  1. It's funny. Most of the comments I have seen regarding this month's Spice Rack Challenge have mentioned that mint is not a favorite flavor. I said the same thing on my post..... is it just too strong a flavor???

  2. I don't know, I like mint, I just never use it. I find it funny that almost everyone made drinks.