Mint Source
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Mint Source
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The Mint Source is a refreshing cocktail that features a harmonious blend of aromatic mint leaves and the zesty effervescence of lemonade, paired with the warmth of whiskey. While whiskey ... more The Mint Source is a refreshing cocktail that features a harmonious blend of aromatic mint leaves and the zesty effervescence of lemonade, paired with the warmth of whiskey. While whiskey forms the robust base of the drink, the mint introduces a cool, herbal nuance that complements the sweetness and tang of the lemonade. A dash of Angostura bitters adds a layer of complexity, giving the cocktail a subtle, spiced undertone. Typically served in a highball glass, the Mint Source is designed to be enjoyed cold, offering a stimulating experience that can be particularly appealing on a hot day or as a lively accompaniment to a casual gathering.
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6.45% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mint Source

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add whisky and mint to tall glass and muddle the mint
Add the lemonade, bitters and ice
Stir and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Bitters  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in a Mint Source cocktail with another spirit?

Yes, you can substitute the whiskey in a Mint Source cocktail for a different spirit to suit your taste or availability. A common alternative is rum, which complements the mint leaves and lemonade well. Vodka is another neutral option that won't overpower the other flavors. Each alternative will slightly alter the taste profile of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Mint Source cocktail?

A Mint Source cocktail is beautifully complemented by a sprig of fresh mint leaves as garnish. For added visual appeal, you can also include a slice of lemon on the rim of the highball glass. These garnishes not only enhance the cocktail's appearance but also its aroma, elevating the overall drinking experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Mint Source cocktail?

The Mint Source cocktail is best served in a highball glass filled with ice to keep it refreshing and cold. Stir the ingredients well before serving to ensure that the flavors are well blended. Offering the cocktail with a straw can also enhance the sipping experience, especially in a casual setting.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Mint Source compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 6.45%, the Mint Source cocktail has a relatively moderate alcohol level compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a typical Margarita has about 10-15% alcohol by volume (ABV), while a Manhattan can range from 30-40% ABV. This makes Mint Source a lighter choice, ideal for those seeking a less potent option.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving a Mint Source cocktail?

The Mint Source cocktail, with its refreshing mint and lemonade flavors, is perfectly suited for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or any occasion where a refreshing, light alcoholic beverage is desired. Its moderate alcohol content makes it an excellent choice for daytime events or as a welcome drink at casual parties.

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