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Raspberry Mint Cooler

 Raspberry Mint Cooler
"This beverage is lovely in the summer when mint and raspberries are fresh," reveals Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "A garnish of mint leaves and raspberries is pretty."
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2-1/4 cups lemonade concentrate
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, mint and sugar to a boil. Stir
  • until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5
  • minutes. Add the raspberries and the lemonade concentrate; gently
  • mash raspberries.
  • Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth; place over a 1-gal.
  • container. Slowly pour raspberry mixture into strainer' discard pulp
  • and mint. Add cold water to the raspberry juice; stir well. Serve in
  • chilled glasses over ice. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 149 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.