Minty Peach Cooler

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A peach coolered drink is in a clear glass with ice cubes and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint. A whole fresh peach sits beside the glass. A mason jar filled with mint simple syrup sits slitght blurred behind the beverage.

Ice-cold, fruity drinks are so comforting to me and the rest of the world, on scorching summer afternoons. I will always and forever welcome a tall glass of homemade lemonade in middle of a heat wave. It’s the best!

However, lately this Minty Peach Cooler has been a delightful addition to our summertime beverage menu. The vibrant peach color in this tasty drink is eye-catching, and the flavors are bright and delicious.

The top of a glass full of Minty Peach Cooler is shown garnished with fresh mint. A jar of syrup sits beside the drink.

This thirst-quenching peach cooler is also super easy to make. I use a can of peach nectar, splashes of both lime and lemon juice and a measure of homemade mint simple syrup to sweeten it up.

I share my simple method for making delicious, homemade mint syrup in this drink recipe, and it’s really a very easy task. Be sure to watch my video for a full tutorial on this drink recipe, it’s just below for you. In the video, I demonstrate how to use an electric kettle to make simple syrup, I love making syrup this way because it helps me avoid heating up the kitchen!

Honestly, the hardest part of this drink recipe is waiting for the simple syrup to cool down!!

A glass with a lovely peach colored drink sits on a white tablecloth. Ice cubes are visible from the side and the drink looks cold and inviting next to a window.

However, if you want to make this drink even less fussy, you can always by a premade mint-flavored syrup to use in this drink instead. I have not personally tried this one, but this Sonoma County Mint-Infused Simple Syrup looks like it might be a suitable replacement for homemade mint syrup. Many of the other less pricey versions used spearmint leaves which would not give the same milder mint flavor profile to this Minty Peach Cooler.

Be sure to use any leftover mint simple syrup to flavor your next pitcher of iced tea, lemonade or even homemade vanilla or chocolate ice cream shakes. I can’t share enough how much I truly love mint syrup, it’s a refreshing change up for so many tasty beverages.

Happy sipping, y’all!! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿจ

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Minty Peach Cooler

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

15

minutes

This Minty Peach Cooler is a refreshing way to beat the heat this summer! This simple drink is sweeted with homemade mint simple syrup, it’s so easy and inexpensive to make. Use a mason jar to store leftover mint syrup in your refrigerator for up to one month. Be sure to try mint syrup in your next glass of iced tea!!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11.3 oz) peach nectar

  • lime juice

  • lemon juice

  • Ingredients for mint simple syrup
  • 20 fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions

  • Make the mint simple syrup
  • In a medium size bowl, mix fresh chopped mint leaves and sugar together. Add boiling water to the bowl and stir the liquid rapidly until the sugar is dissolved. Set mint simple syrup aside and allow it to cool completely.
  • Once simple syrup is cooled, fill an 8 oz glass with ice. Add two tablespoons of mint syrup to the glass. Next, shake the can of peach nectar and then open it. Fill the glass 3/4 up with peach nectar. Add a splash of both lemon and lime juice, stir well.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and fresh fruit pieces, if desired. A wedge of fresh peach, or a lemon or lime wheel would be perfect complements to the refreshing Minty Peach Cooler.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.

8 Comments

  1. Marcelle, being from Florida, I am always looking for drinks and meals that give me relief from the heat. Your peachy beverage looks very light and refreshing. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    Velva

  2. I love this, especially because it contains no tea! I have never been able to drink tea (even herbal). Most of summer drinks have iced tea in them, and that just doesnโ€™t appeal to me. This, however, does very much. When I was a kid, peach nectar was my favorite beverageโ€ฆ can you believe it?

    • Hi David, I do hope you enjoy it!! It’s a really refreshing on a hot day, and it’s been SO hot here! lol Thank you! ๐Ÿ’–

  3. sounds very refreshing for a summer’s day. might have to wait till winter is over here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Sherry!! I have a very dear friend who lives in Melbourne and we talk regularly.I’m happy for you all that you have cool weather at the moment, a bit jealous too ๐Ÿ˜† Summers are brutal now. I hope you enjoy the peach cooler, if you give it a try. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Such a refreshing and healthy summer cooler!

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