This unique summer beverage is made with mint, angostura bitters, ginger ale and yuzu juice. Yuzu is a citrus fruit commonly used in Japanese cooking — if you can’t find yuzu juice, lemon juice will work. To make an alcoholic version of this drink, simply add a splash of vodka.

Yield: Serves 10.



  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup yuzu juice or fresh lemon juice
  • 12 dashes angostura bitters (about 1/2 tsp)*
  • 8 cups ginger ale


  1. Layer ice cubes and mint leaves in a large pitcher. Gently stir ice mixture 6 times to bruise mint leaves. Add yuzu juice and bitters; stir to combine. Add ginger ale and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

69 calories, 0 g fat, 0.1 g protein, 17.9 g carbohydrate, 0.2 g fibre, 16 mg sodium

*Ingredient not included in nutritional analysis.


A yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit. Look for yuzu juice in Asian grocery stores.

Angostura bitters were first used as a digestive aid. Today, they are more commonly used for flavouring beverages and foods, and they are also an important ingredient in many cocktails. When added to a beverage or dish, they do not add bitterness but instead act as a flavour enhancer for the other ingredients. Angostura bitters are sold in a small bottle and usually found in the aisle where beverages or carbonated beverages are sold in grocery stores.