On a hot summer’s day, this is an excellent drink, not only for the kids, and it can easily be done in just a few seconds. If you don’t have any fresh raspberries in your garden—and I strongly, urge you to plant some berry bushes wherever you can—raspberries from the market or store are fine too, even the frozen ones. Just make sure they’re unsugared, we don’t want the excess calories, and quite frankly we don’t even need sugar in a natural drink. You might be surprised how much sweetness comes from fruit itself.
- Fress (or frozen) raspberries
- Mint leaves
- Lime juice
- Ice cubes
- Water or Soda
- This couldn't be any simpler. Squish mint leaves with your hands and put into a glass with a couple of raspberries. If the berries are frozen, give them a minute to thaw.
- Add a dash of lime juice and some ice cubes, then stir to squish the berries, releasing the flavor. Fill up with fresh spring water or soda.
- Garnish with a few more whole berries and mint leaf on top. Enjoy!
Mint comes in various species. If you want to grow your own, get a few different ones and enjoy the fine nuances in taste with a matching dish or beverage. A species with low menthol, like strawberry mint or mentha nemorosa is best for drinks.