Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 6 hours


20 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This version has the perfect combination of freshness and sweetness, and the orange blossom water gives the tea a distinctive flavor. People always request the recipe. —Juliana Gauss, Centennial, Colorado
Orange Blossom Mint Refresher Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 20 cups water
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange blossom water or 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Optional: Orange slices and additional fresh mint


  1. Place water and mint in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or until heated through. Strain mixture; discard mint.
  2. Whisk in sugar until dissolved. Cut orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange. Stir in juice and orange blossom water. Transfer to a pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, 4-6 hours. Serve over ice, with orange slices and additional mint if desired.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Orange blossom water, also called orange flower water, can be found at most specialty grocery stores or spice shops.
  • Using orange extract instead of orange blossom will add a hint of orange flavor, while blossom water adds a unique floral note.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.