Mint Cocktails for Summer

From the Mint Julep to the Mojito, mint is the herbal star of summertime sipping. Whether you’re plucking it fresh from the garden or grabbing it from the store, here are the mint cocktails that’ll help you make the most of summer. Read more about tips on using mint in the best ways here.

Albra Cocktail
Fresh mint syrup adds an herbal essence to this cocktail, and a splash of Cynar lends a layer of earthiness.

Baroness Collins
Consider this gin- and mint-kissed Collins a fresh take on the classic Campari and Soda.

Garden Party
An ideal cocktail for lounging in the backyard on a warm day, just pair with a hammock and a book, and you’ve got the perfect lazy afternoon.

Ginger Rogers
An abundance of mint gets muddled in this ginger cocktail from Marcovaldo Dionysos.

Kalamazoo Julep
This drink combines mint with a double dose of celery in the form of syrup and bitters. Just add genever and a generous mountain of crushed ice, and enjoy!

Old Cuban
Pegu Club owner Audrey Saunders has created a number of modern classics, and this hybrid between a Mojito and French 75 has become one of the most enduring.

Old Maid
Gin, juice and a squeeze of minty, cucumber freshness flavor this lowball sipper.

Mojito Caballito
The classic Mojito gets the mellow addition of dry vermouth in this soft, summery cocktail.

A split base of rum and bourbon make this tropical tipple more interesting than your average summer sipper. Don’t forget the mint!

Southside Fizz
This classic fizz was traditionally served without ice, but adding several large cubes or a long spear of ice makes for a fine slow-sipper.