- 1 1/2 cups torn fresh mint leaves, plus 24 fresh mint leaves for mashing
- 16 teaspoons sugar
- 8 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 cups (16 fl. oz.) light rum
- Fresh cranberries, for garnish
- calories 171
- caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
- protein 0.5 g
- fat 0.1 g
- satfat 0.0 g
- carbohydrate 11 g
- fiber 0.0 g
- sodium 7 mg
- cholesterol 0.0 mg
How to Make It
Into a large teapot or heatproof pitcher, pour 6 cups boiling water over mint leaves. Allow to steep 3 to 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, in each of 8 mugs or Irish coffee glasses, use a wooden spoon to mash 3 fresh mint leaves with 2 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lime juice.
Add 1/4 cup (2 oz.) light rum and 3/4 cup of the mint tea, poured through a strainer, to each. If you like, you can garnish with a few fresh cranberries for Christmas red and green.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.