Mint Cooler

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Mint Cooler is a refreshing summer drink made using fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and chia seeds. Add a splash of your favorite alcohol to make a cocktail.

Here are a few more summer drinks that you can try: Aam Panna, Shikanji, Kokum Juice, Mango Basil Soda, and Litchi Lemonade.

Mint cooler served in a glass.
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About Mint Cooler

Mint Cooler is a refreshing summer beverage made using fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and chia seeds.

It comes together in 5 minutes of active working time and is perfect to sip on hot summer days.

Double or triple the recipe for a bigger crowd and serve it in a pitcher for parties. Add a splash of vodka, tequila, or white rum to make an adult version.

This mint lime cooler is vegan and gluten-free too.

Ingredients

Mint cooler ingredients

Chia Seeds – This superfood is said to have many health benefits, especially in summer. Soak up some and add it to this drink recipe.

You can replace chia seeds with basil seeds (sabja) too.

Mint Leaves – Use fresh and green mint leaves, and avoid the blackened ones.

Lime Juice – For the best taste, use freshly squeezed lime juice. You can also replace lime juice with lemon juice.

Sugar – Adjust according to your taste. Honey (not vegan) is an alternative to sugar.

You will also need chilled water and crushed ice. For a taste change, replace some water with coconut water, orange juice, or pineapple juice.

For a sparkling drink, replace water with club soda.

You can replace the lime juice with lemon juice.

How To Make Mint Lime Cooler

Soak 1 tablespoon chia seeds in ½ cup of water for 30 minutes.

Chia seeds soaked in water.

Add the following ingredients to a blender and blend to make a smooth mixture.

  • ½ cup rinsed mint leaves (packed)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
Mint, lime juice, sugar and water added to a blender.
Ready mixture.

Transfer the mixture to a pitcher.

Add the remaining 3 cups of chilled water to the pitcher and stir well.

Mixture and water transferred to a pitcher.

Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.

Passing the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
Strained cooler.

Stir in soaked chia seeds.

Cia seeds stirred in.
Ready mint cooler.

Add a few ice cubes, lime round, and mint leaves to serving glasses.

Pour the mint mixture over ice and serve chilled.

Ready mint cooler poured in a glass with ice cubes and lime rounds.

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Mint Cooler is a refreshing summer drink made using fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and chia seeds. Add a splash of your favorite alcohol to make a cocktail.
5 from 3 votes

Mint Cooler Recipe

Mint Cooler is a refreshing summer drink made using fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and chia seeds. Add a splash of your favorite alcohol to make a cocktail.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves (packed and rinsed, plus more for garnishing)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime Juice (or lemon juice)
  • ¼ cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 4 cups chilled water (divided)
  • 1 cup crushed Ice
  • lime rounds (for garnishing)
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Instructions 

  • Soak chia seeds in ½ cup of water for 30 minutes.
  • Add mint leaves, lime juice, sugar, and ½ cup water to a blender and blend to make a smooth mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pitcher.
  • Add the remaining 3 cups of chilled water to the pitcher and stir well.
  • Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Stir in soaked chia seeds.
  • Add a few ice cubes, lime round, and mint leaves to serving glasses.
  • Pour the mint mixture over ice and serve chilled.

Video

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Notes

Replace some water with coconut water, orange juice, or pineapple juice for a taste change.
Add a splash of vodka, tequila, or white rum to make an adult version.
You can replace chia seeds with basil seeds (sabja) too.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 248IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg
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