This is an easy, fruity drink to make–perfect for enjoying on a sunny spring day! This cooler has strawberries that you mash, or muddle, to release the juices, and then you add in the orange juice for a really great fruity combination! If you need to make a larger amount of servings, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need–you could even mix up a large batch in a pitcher!
When I was mashing up my strawberries, I found it was easier to do that in a medium-size bowl, and I used a spoon to mash them. But you could also mash them right in the glass if that works best for you.
STRAWBERRY–ORANGE MINT COOLER by NancyCreative, adapted from Martha Stewart
Makes 2 servings
- Half a pint (8 ounces) of strawberries, hulled
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups orange juice (or tangerine or mandarin juice)
- mint springs for garnish, optional
Divide strawberries between 2 (10 or 12-ounce) glasses. Add 2 mint leaves to each glass. Muddle (or mash) strawberries until they are crushed and juicy (you can use a spoon or muddler to do this). Add 4 or 5 ice cubes to each glass, then fill each glass with 1 cup of orange juice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
If you want a slightly fizzy drink, use 1 cup juice mixed with 1 cup sparkling water. It will be less sweet, but the fizziness is nice!
This would be a great beverage to serve at a spring breakfast or brunch. Maybe even on Easter! What types of fruity beverages do you like to make?
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Nancy.. This is so pretty… And right up my alley! This is perfect for a brunch..or a warm summer evening! I love this. 🙂
Yes, I think I’ll be making it a lot this summer! 🙂
This looks so refreshing!
You make the prettiest drinks, Nancy. Oh wait, you make the prettiest everything! I love it!
Thank you, Patty! 🙂 I love all your recipes and ideas, too!
What a perfect drink for spring. Our mint is already thriving.
I think my mint died off during the winter in the pot I was growing it in for a few years, so I’ll need to get some more!
Oh, how yummy does that look and sound?! Perfect for summer!
Refreshing and perfect for summers. I love it♡