Moroccan Mint Tea Slush with Lime and Ginger

By • July 12, 2011 • 6 Comments



Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by the Sweet Tea Slush recipe I tested a few weeks ago and by my love of Moroccan Mint tea, made with green tea, fresh mint, and sugar. I have been enjoyed this over ice, and adding some lime to give it a little zip. This slush version is not too sweet but you can adjust it to be as sweet or as tart as you like. I made the tea strong so you can blend it with regular ice cubes which dilutes the intensity but gives it a wonderful refreshing slushy effect. I added some fresh mint at the end for the fresh taste and the added speckles of green.The addition of ginger liqueur gives a nice spike but the non-alcoholic version is also great as is.JoanG

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons loose green tea
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 cups cold filtered or spring water
  • 1/3 cup organic cane surgar
  • 4 ounces ginger liqueur (e.g, Canton) optional
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 slices of lime for garnish
  1. Remove the rind from the line in a few big strips. Juice the lime.
  2. Put the tea, mint leaves, and lime peel in a 6-8 cup French press or in an infusion basket in a large teapot. Boil the water and pour into the teapot. Let step about 10 minutes
  3. Plunge the French press or remove the infusion basket from the teapot. Stir in the sugar and lime juice. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Cool in the refrigerator.
  4. When ready to serve, pour half of the tea mixture into a blender. Add 2 ounces of the liqueur. Add 8-10 ice cubes. Add a half of the extra mint leaves and blend until slushy.
  5. Pour into 2 glasses, add straws, and garnish with a slice of lime, if desired. Repeat for 2 more servings. Sip, slurp, and enjoy!
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Annalbu

almost 3 years ago AppleAnnie

This sounds exotic and icily refreshing all at the same time! Need to find that Canton liqueur!

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almost 3 years ago JoanG

Thanks AppleAnnie! Yes, find that Canton liqueur. It is amazing and I know you will use it in delicious and imaginative ways!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh my! I never thought my Sweet Tea Slush would be such a lovely inspiration...this sounds amazing!

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almost 3 years ago JoanG

Thanks, it was a great inspiration!

Dscn2828

almost 3 years ago JoanG

Thanks Sagegreen. I know you are a Canton liqueur lover like me!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

I love the drinks that are combining teas with liqueur...and my personal preference is for ginger and green tea!