A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler- A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

Helllooooo summertime cocktails! As the end of the month starts closing in around us (nooo!), I’m tempted to squeeze in every single summery drink and food I can think of. To start off, I bought a huge bag of sweet corn on the cob at the farmer’s market last week (if you are in Milwaukee, go here on Saturday and look for him, it’s his birthday this weekend!) and am muddling up all the mint that has taken over my poorly neglected garden. Even though my parsley leaves a lot to be desired and my basil has been killed by the heat, my mint is still thriving and surviving! Last year I used it up in boozy wine slushie drinks , non-boozy cherry lemonade , and even the prettiest fig laden sparkling water I’ve ever seen. To counteract all the non-boozy ways I’ve dug into my mint supply, this year we are going full boozy with a green tea mint cooler!

Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler- A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

I’m somewhat impatient when it comes to cocktails, so I made this a quick and easy whip together kind of deal. If you have friends on your porch and need a cool/not hard to make drink to serve them, this green tea mint cooler is for you. I always happen to have all of these ingredients on hand and of course, need to use up my mint like whoa before the cooler temps start to hit.

Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler- A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

In an effort to make the most of the last of summer, Sherrie from With Food and Love has organized an impressive and lovely group of bloggers to share summer sippers galore, boozy and non-boozy alike. Check out all of the recipes (there are milkshakes too!) and use up that summer produce, #drinkthesummer style!

BOOZY!
A Little Saffron | Beach Bum’s Rum
A Thought For Food | Tarragon Tequlia Swizzle
Downshiftology | Limoncello Prosecco with Blueberries and Thyme
Heart of a Baker | Green Tea Mint Cooler
Hungry Girl por Vida | Whisky Peach Alexander
The Green Life | Spiced Plum Fig + Kombucha Cocktail
Hummingbird High | Watermelon + Mint Agua Fresca
Floating Kitchen | Peach Sun Tea + Bourbon Cocktail
Beard and Bonnet | Easy Melon Mojitos
EGD | Backyard Peach Sweet Tea
Appeasing a Food Geek | Basil + Black Pepper Gin Sour
Vegetarian Ventures | Garden Tonic Punch
Nosh and Nourish | Mango Margaritas with Chile Lime Salted Rims
Domesticate ME! | Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita
The Foodie Nurse | Husk Cherry Margarita
my name is yeh | Choose Your Own Adventure Bloody Marys
Sevengrams | Cucumber Gin + Chartreuse Cocktail
Wicked Spatula | Coconut Gin + Tonic
Eat Boutique | Sbagliatos + Homemade Sweet Vermouth
Nutritionist in the Kitch | Healthy Muddled Blackberry Piña Coladas
Chocolate + Marrow | Pequito Verdecito
The Solstice Table | Jalapeno Watermelon Cooler
HonestlyYUM | Watermelon Fresh Herbs + Sotol Cocktail
Seasonal Cravings | Strawberry Lime Gin Rickey
Salted Plains | Frozen Honeydew Daiquiris
The Broken Bread | Honeydew-Ginger Apricot Mojitos
Fix Feast Flair | Ginger-Berry Splash Cocktail
Turntable Kitchen | Summer Cooler Cocktails, Two Ways
Foolproof Living | Blueberry Dark Cherry + Calvados Cocktail
Dessert for Two | Salty Melon Slush
The Wood and Spoon | Honey Basil Margaritas
Milly’s Kitchen | Golden Watermelon Ginger Basil + Tequilla

NOT BOOZY!
Heartbeet Kitchen | Salty Watermelon Shrub Elixir
TENDING the TABLE | Raspberry + Fig Hibiscus Cooler
Snixy Kitchen | Lavender Earl Gray Blackberry Ice Cream Floats
The Bojon Gourmet | Vanilla Rooibos Peach Ice Cream Floats
Gratitude and Greens | Hong Kong Style Crushed Watermelon Ice
My Heart Beets | Spiced Pistachio Shake
rooting the sun | Strawberry Fennel Soda
The Modern Proper | Vanilla Plum Shrub
Feed Me Phoebe | Watermelon-Cucumber Kombucha Coolers
Gourmande in the Kitchen | Stone Fruit Thyme Shrub Soda
dolly and oatmeal | Cold-Brewed Shiso + Hibiscus Tea Iced Latte
happy hearted kitchen | Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Fennel Orange + Cardamom
I am a Food Blog | Cherry Vanilla Sodas
Tasty Yummies | Fig Vanilla Bean Almond Milk
Let’s talk evergreen | Iced Earl Grey Yuanyang With a Hint of Rose
Kale & Caramel | Emerald Beaut Green Spritzer
Earthy Feast | Watermelon Hibiscus Agua Fresca
Now, Forager | Sparkling Plumcot + Purple Basil Shrubs
The Pig & Quill | Brown Sugar Blueberry Pie Shakes
Well and Full | Peach Bubble Tea
Sweetish Co | The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate
holly & flora | Spiced Pineapple Shrub Sparklers with Black Tea + Coconut
Pure Ella | Fresh Mint Tea

Don’t forget to tag your creations with #heartofabaker, I love to see what you make!

Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler- A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer
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Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler

A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Abby Thompson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 can or bottle of your favorite ginger beer

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, place the 1 cup water and 2 tea bags in the bowl. Heat for 2 minutes, then set aside to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  2. To make the cocktails: In 2 highball/cocktail classes, muddle together the mint and sugar. Add a few ice cubes. Divide the vodka evenly between the two glasses, then divide the cooled green tea between the glasses and stir to make sure everything is combined. Top with your favorite ginger beer until glasses are full. Serve immediately.