Minty Lemon Cooler

July 13, 2022
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Photo by MJ Kroeger. Prop Stylist: Amanda Widis. Food Stylist: Yossy Arefi.
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Author Notes

Just adding a handful of fresh, fragrant mint will elevate your standard store-bought lemonade—or better yet, make your own! This cool summer sipper comes together with little effort. It’s tart, bright, and refreshing, just what you need to get you through these scorching months. NOLET’S Silver Gin adds aromatic, floral and fruit forward notes to the tart lemonade, making for a beautifully balanced cocktail. —Irene Yoo

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with NOLET’S Gin. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces NOLET’S Silver Gin
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Mint sprig
  • Lemon wheel, optional
  1. In a cocktail shaker, use a muddler or wooden spoon to gently mash mint leaves 3 or 4 times to release the juices. Add NOLET’S Silver Gin, lemonade, and ice, then shake until cold (about 20 to 30 seconds).
  2. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wheel. Serve.

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Irene Yoo is chef and creator of Yooeating, a Korean American food channel that explores Korean home cooking, street food, and culinary history. She has developed recipes and penned essays for Food52, Food Network, and Bon Appetit, and previously presented about Korean culinary history at The Korea Society and The Museum of Food and Drink.

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