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Mint Orange Agave Cooler

Mint Orange Agave Cooler

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar*
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. With the back of a spoon bruise mint to break up slightly to release flavor. Add ice.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients, stir and pour over mint and ice.

Yield: 1 (8-ounce) serving

* Agave nectar is a naturally-occurring sweetener that has a lower glycemic index value than other sweeteners. It is available at supermarkets and natural foods stores.

Cook's Note: Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves. Stir. Pour onto plate. Wet rim of glass and dip into mixture prior to adding drink. Adds more of that great minty flavor to this drink.

Recipe and photo credit: Florida Department of Citrus


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