Unorganized Cooking: Mint Lime Drink


If it weren’t for the mint this drink would not have been Holiday themed, even though the mint in the backyard goes dormant every winter and back in summer, but what do I know? Poinsettias are tropical yet sold in December anyways.

Welcome back to Unorganized Cooking! In this edition we will be making a Mint Lime drink. Now, before any of you have any ideas, no this isn’t one of those overpriced bitter green smoothies that you find at Whole Foods. If only I knew what origins this drink had, but I have a feeling it might’ve been from the Caribbean. If I had to pinpoint which part, my guess would probably be Cuba.


  • Mint
  • Lime
  • Simple Syrup
  • Seltzer Water
  • Water
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Tall Glass (even though this is just an inanimate object and not a food ingredient)


  1. For this drink, I used 3 stems of mint. At the bottom of the glass, put in the mint leaves, with some of them in half
  2. Cut the lime in half and use half the juice. You can use all if you like, but then it’ll just drown out all the other flavors
  3. Add 2 tsp. of simple syrup. If you wonder what simple syrup is, it’s just sugar and water. I found mine at CVS.
  4. Add 1 tsp. of turbinado sugar. This sugar is different from brown sugar. Normal sugar clumps together like kinetic sand, while turbinado is like normal sand.
  5. With a blunt object, crush the ingredients at the bottom of the glass. It should look like this
  6. Next, fill 2/3 of the glass with seltzer water. Then, fill the rest with normal water.


There you have it. Also, if it looks like sewage, that’s because of the sugar! Enjoy!

And, of course, the last photo for this had to be sideways.