Mint Juice (Pudina Juice)

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The best drink to sip on for rejuvenating your senses on a hot summer day is this Mint Juice. Call it Mint Juice, Pudina Juice, Lemon Mint Juice, Pudina Sharbat, Mint Panna or whatever your heart desires, this beverage acts as a natural coolant for the body and can be stirred-up quickly. With or without the spices, this Mint Juice recipe is absolutely a must-try during the summer season.

mint juice served in glasses.

The Mint Stint

Mint or pudina is one herb that grows very easily without the use of any special seeds. All you have to do is use the mint stems which have roots on it, push them in the soil in a pot, water and wait till the mint plant eventually flourishes with tiny leaves coming out of the stem.

fresh mint shrub

Whenever you want to use the leaves, just snip them from the stem. You don’t have to remove the whole plant from the mud like for coriander or other herbs. Just cut the required quantity, the plant will continue to grow.

More on this Mint Juice

This Mint Juice is one of those many other creations of mine that has fresh mint leaves from my balcony garden. It is simple, nutritious and a super summer cooler apt to beat the sweltering heat and level-up the energy levels instantly.

The best combination that there can ever be is that of fresh mint and lemon. Thus, I have added lemon juice in this drink. You can also garnish this Lemon Mint Juice with lemon wedges while serving. The punch from the cumin powder makes it extra awesome.  

Since I used jaggery as a sweetener in this Pudina Juice, I did not have the beautiful green color at the end. Using sugar along with lemon juice while preparing will retain the bright green hue in this Juice.

fresh mint leaves in a glass

My balcony garden is overflowing with mint shrubs most of the times. So, in addition to this juice recipe, I end up making a lot of other beverages like Chaas, Watermelon Juice and Mint Tea.

Mint also lends an amazing flavor in salads, chutneys and rice dishes. Some of my favorites include this Fruit Salad, Kachumber Salad, Mint Chutney and Pudina Rice.

mint juice served in glasses

Health Benefits of Mint Juice

Mint is always a preferred choice when it comes to health benefits. So, it obviously makes this juice too a great choice for health and nutrition.

These are some of the reasons why it is really effective for your body, mind and system:

  • Mint is good for digestion. Thus, this Pudina Juice is the perfect recipe to tackle the problems of the digestive tract. The cumin powder in it also adds to this.
  • It has detoxifying, antiseptic and cleansing properties. So, automatically the Lemon Mint Juice becomes a good choice if you want to follow a detox diet.
  • It is super for the skin, imparts a lovely glow and makes the skin radiant.
  • This Pudina Juice is a great source of vitamins and minerals due to the presence of mint leaves in it.

In addition to all these points, this Lemon Mint Juice is known to be effective in tackling morning sickness, nausea, stress, anxiety and hypertension as well.

Expert Tips

  1. You can add sugar or honey instead of jaggery in this recipe. The sweetness can be adjusted according to your preferences.
  2. Make sure to remove the mint leaves from the stems as using the stems might add some bitterness in the juice.
  3. Depending on your taste preferences, you can skip the cumin powder and/or add chaat masala too while serving. You can also consider adding some ginger to the juice.
  4. The best way to serve Mint Juice is chilled with ice cubes. In case you don’t want to do so, you can use chilled water to make the drink and consume it immediately.
  5. Preserve the bright green color of the drink by using sugar and lemon juice instead of jaggery.
  6. While it is best to drink immediately after making, Mint Juice stays good for a few hours in the refrigerator. You can freeze the leftover juice into ice cubes or popsicles for refreshing treats.

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Mint Juice

Mint Juice or Pudina Juice is a healthy and refreshing drink for summers made from fresh mint leaves and lemon.
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Course Beverages
Diet Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 3 glasses


  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves (pudina)
  • 9 to 10 tablespoons jaggery powder or sugar, add as required
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon black salt or regular salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Remove the mint leaves from the stems. Rinse in water for a couple of times. Drain all the water.
  • Add all the rinsed mint leaves, jaggery or sugar, salt, cumin powder, lemon juice and water in a blender and blend to a smooth and fine paste.
  • Strain the juice mixture.
  • Take ¼ amount of the strained mint juice in a glass. Add ¾ amount of water. Mix well.
  • Add a few ice cubes and serve the Mint Juice cold.


  • Use fresh and tender mint leaves. Try not to use the stems as they can make the juice taste bitter. 
  • Adjust the amount of jaggery or your preferred sweetener, lemon juice and salt according to your preferences. 
  • Any fruit or herb juice is best served as soon as it is made. So is the case with this mint juice. If there are any leftovers then refrigerate for a few hours only.
  • Scale the recipe to make more quantities of the mint juice.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Mint Juice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 956IU19%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 74mg7%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 26µg7%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 20mg5%
Phosphorus 16mg2%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Mint Juice post from the blog archives first published in June 2012 has been republished and updated on 16 May 2022.

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  1. Hi dear, can I prepare mint mixture strain and keep in fridge and use it next day. Please help.5 stars

    1. yes you can this way, but the flavors will change. i would suggest to make the mixture and keep for a few hours only in the fridge.

  2. Wonderful. Have to try this. I usually make mint juice with a handful mint leaves, a small piece of ginger and make a paste of it. To this I add some water, sugar, a dash of lemon and sometimes a pinch of chat masala or pepper.

    Have to try your version… Thanks for the recipe…

    1. surely try shruthi and let us know how it was? thanks for sharing your version and you are welcome.

  3. This drink is wonderful…do you have any ideas how to conservre it?I believe this could be shared and sold to like minded people