Mint and apple cooler recipe

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Looking for quick and easy recipes? Try this refreshing mint and apple cooler from Woman's Weekly - great for hot days and barbecues

  • healthy
Serves6
SkillEasy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time5 mins plus time to chill in fridge
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeNot
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories225 Kcal11%
Saturated Fat0g g0%

Refreshing on a hot summer's day and great for barbecues - it's alcohol-free so the kids will love it too!

Ingredients

  • 300g(10oz) caster sugar
  • 1 small bunch of mint
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 750ml bottle of fizzy apple juice like Appletiser
  • Sprigs of mint, slices of lime and ice, to serve

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Method

  1. Pour 300ml (½ pint) water into a pan and add the sugar. Place the pan on the hob and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the mint (the stalks as well as the leaves) and lime slices to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 5 mins. Remove the pan from the heat and leave syrup to cool.
  2. Strain the syrup into a bottle and discard the mint and lime. Chill it in the fridge.
  3. To serve: Place sprigs of mint and slices of lime in a jug, or glasses, add ice and half-fill the glasses with mint syrup; add the Appletiser to dilute to taste. The syrup will keep in a bottle in the fridge for up to 1 week. (Not suitable for freezing).
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