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Peppermint G&Tea

Peppermint G&Tea

Cold brewing the tea gently infuses the flavour from the tea bags in Will Torrent's celebratory drink. It also means the base of the drink can be ready and cold in the fridge for when you need it.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseDrink
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook-
  • Total time10 mins
  • Plusovernight steeping

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  • 2 Waitrose Duchy Organic Peppermint Infusion Tea Bags
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • ½ x 25g pack mint, 2 whole sprigs, rest of the leaves picked
  • ice cubes
  • half cucumber, thinly sliced or peeled into long ribbons
  • 150ml gin
  • 900ml tonic water


  1. Put the tea bags into a jug and add 100ml cold water. Cover, then steep in the fridge overnight (for about 12 hours).

  2. Put the sugar and 2 mint sprigs into a small pan with 50ml water. Place over a medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat, simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Cool.

  3. Remove the tea bags but don’t squeeze them. Discard the mint sprigs from the syrup, then stir it into the jug of chilled tea. Fill 6 glasses with ice, and add a few slices (or a ribbon) of cucumber and a few mint leaves, to each glass.

  4. Add 1 tbsp mint tea syrup and a measure of gin. Top up each glass with tonic water and stir before serving.

Cook’s tip

This recipe makes about 150ml mint tea syrup in total. Store any excess in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week – try it topped up with sparkling water, brushed over a baklava, or use to drench a simple lemon loaf cake. 

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