Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Vegan MoFo, Day 3: Raspberry Mint Crush

First MoFo drink post! Woo!

Yesterday was a day for baking and baking...and more baking. My excitement to veganize some recipes from Gems from the Wheat State caused me to end up baking three dishes (some successful, some not so much...all tasty, though!). Having this lovely concoction to drink during my baking session kept me on track!

Raspberry Mint Crush
adapted from Gems from the Wheat State, pg. F13, contributor Joyce Burnett 
serves 8-10

1 cup water, boiling
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup mint leaves, loosely packed
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
1-12 oz pkg frozen raspberries
4 cups cold water

Boil water. In a large mixing bowl, combine hot water, sugar, mint, and stir until sugar dissolves. Let the syrup do its thing for 5 minutes. Add raspberries and lemonade concentrate to syrup and stir until melted. Add 4 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

You can either serve this with the berries and mint leaves or strained. Either way is delicious. Philip preferred the strained version, while I liked the addition of the berries.

Make this as a toast to the end of summer!

Past Vegan MoFo posts on this day:

VMF Day 3 2012: Chocolate Cookies and Vanilla Nut Ice-Box Cookies
VMF Day 3 2011: Soup's On!
VMF Day 3 2010: Hardy-Har and Get Ready to Implode...


  1. Ohhhh, that looks really good!

  2. This sounds really refreshing! Probably would be great with a splash of vodka, hehehe :)

  3. We're just starting spring here, so this drink looks like the perfect thing for the warm weather! Gorgeous colour, too!

  4. I'll drink to that! How long would it keep in the fridge, do you reckon? Mind you, I doubt there'd be any left to keep!

  5. I would most definitely try it with some form of liquor but maybe refrigerate separately. I made my batch Sunday, and it's still good in my fridge. I would say maybe 3-4 days. I doubt mine will last much longer :D I really love the mint flavor in it.

  6. Hi Jes,I found your blog through VeganMoFO listing. I love this recipe it is looking so good and healthy at teh same time:) This is what I need in the hot climate of Kuala Lumpur!Thnks for posting! Ewelina from crackingtheoyster.com