Homemade MetroMint Recipe

Homemade MetroMint is delicious, refreshing stuff. You don’t have to spend a ton of money and contribute to our planet’s plastic problem to enjoy this drink. Make it yourself!

The truth is, the stuff you buy in the store is completely clean. There’s nothing wrong with it….. except maybe for the price. I don’t know what it sells for in other stores, but at the Whole Foods Market where I shop, let’s just say, it ain’t cheap!

HomeMade MetroMint

So I set out to create my own version, and wouldn’t you know it, I did it! Yep, pretty proud of myself for that. Yes, I am!

So if you like MetroMint but don’t enjoy paying the going rate to buy it, give this a shot. I know you’ll love it!


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Homemade MetroMint

A refreshing homemade version of this store-bought peppermint water.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 drop Peppermint extract (I used Peppermint Spirits.)


  • In a container, combine the drops and water by putting the drops of peppermint spirits into your container first, then add the water. This mixes it well without having to shake it a bunch.
    A glass of HomeMade MetroMint with fresh peppermint leaves floating in the top of the glass.
  • Note: This is what Peppermint Spirits (by Herb Pharm) looks like. I get mine at Whole Foods, but this is a brand that many, many health food stores carry. Call around and ask to see who carries it in your area. If the store carries the brand but not this particular extract, you can easily have them order it for you. It's not cheap, but when you use it a drop at a time, it lasts for several months. Also note that not all peppermint extracts are created equal. If you buy the stuff they sell in the baking isle at your local grocery, you will be very disappointed in the result. I don't normally do product specific recipes, but this one is worth it. Trust me!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg

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  1. Hi Tiffany,
    I’ve never heard of MetroMint until now, but I did a search and found out that my local grocery store carries it. I many have to pickup a bottle and try it because I love mint.
    I grow mint at home and love to put a sprig in my iced green tea every night in the summer. I’m wondering if I couldn’t just put a sprig of fresh mint into a glass of ice water, muddle it a little and get the same results? What do you think?
    Thanks! Love your blog and your recipies!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Kimber – I think once you try the water you’ll find that fresh mint doesn’t achieve quite the same intensity of flavor. But you could certainly come close!

  2. Never tried MetroMint, but, this sounds like it would be really refreshing to drink, especially during the summer!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Lynn – It is!!! Great stuff!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jodi – It’s yummy stuff!

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  5. This stuff is da bomb!! I’m obsessed with MetroMint, since I don’t really drink anything but water, but it is so darn expensive! You are spot on – this Herb Pharm stuff is AWESOME! Four or five drops in my water bottle and I’m in heaven! Another hit from the Gracious Pantry! 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mikki – Awesome!!! I’m so happy you tried it! My husband can’t get enough of the stuff and I have to admit, I’m kinda partial to it myself. Enjoy!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Pamcouchman – Sure! It’s all a matter of personal taste. Use whatever extract tastes best to you! Enjoy!

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Baby – I’m sorry, I have no idea.

  8. graciouspantry says:

    I don’t know about stomach-calming qualities. But I’ve never experienced that drinking the regular stuff either. I would imagine that it would depend on the quality of mint extract you buy, but that’s just a guess.

  9. Mad Sushie says:

    Thank you ! I’m gonna go to my organic market right now and I’m gonna buying and trying this product. Metromint is delicious (I’m addicted to the peppermint water) and it’s such expensive.
    So thank you again for the tip !

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure!

  10. I have multiple serious health issues and have lots of medicines and infusions that I have to deal with. Needless to say all of this seriously affects my taste buds and most waters taste terrible to me. MetroMint has been a life saver to me as I can always drink it and keep it down. As mentioned by others, it is expensive; and I have tried numerous times to recreate the flavor.
    This is wonderful and I love it. One of my favorite things to do with it is to freeze it overnight and take the frozen bottle with me. When frozen it becomes even more pepperminty and cooling than before. It is just delightful especially when it is 100+ outside. Thank you.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      De_bel – What a wonderful tip! Thanks!

  11. Kimber asked if you could use fresh mint from the garden, muddle it and add water. Would you get the same results?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Phyllis & Kimber – You can try it, but I’m not sure the intensity would be the same. Worth a shot though!

  12. What would you add to get there orange mint flavor, it’s my all time favorite! Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jessica – There is orange extract on the market, however, I’m not sure it would work very well here, although you could try it. In all honesty, I would just add some fresh orange juice. Can’t get much cleaner than that!

  13. Christina says:

    I have tried making my own mint water for years and nothing is as fantastic as Metromint! It’s expensive, but much better than slaving over it to get the same results, which will never happen!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christina – I beg to differ. With the extract I mentioned here, it’s pretty much an exact match.

  14. Angela Valdez says:

    Hi there, I’m so thankful you posted this. I love Metromint and only buy when it’s on sales. I tried making my own a few year ago with mint leaves and ..nothing. I was so discouraged but this is awesome!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angela – So glad you liked it! 🙂

  15. I too am a bit of a Metromint addict– I absolutely love the Peppermint and Chocolate Mint flavors. Though I have not yet tried out the recipe posted here, I was hoping to make both flavors– what would one recommend for DIY Chocolate Mint?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kehly – I’m not entirely sure. I’ll have to think on that a bit…

  16. I love the chocolate mint and would love to recreate this flavor!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Patti G – Ya, I’m not exactly sure how to get a natural chocolate flavor though. I’ll have to think that one over…

  17. I’ve looked at another blog and she recommended putting chocolate extract in the water to make the chocolate mint flavor. I haven’t tried it, but she says it recreates the flavor exactly. I’m a fan of the lemon mint myself. It’s so refreshing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nikki – I’m sure it would work. But I haven’t found any yet that is actually clean. That’s the only reason I didn’t do that flavor. If you find some clean extract, let me know the brand. I’d love to try! 🙂

  18. For those asking if muddling fresh mint leaves will give you the same flavor- no, it won’t. I ADORE Metromint, peppermint and chocolate mint in particular. I too have the same issue with price (actually stumbled upon this post looking to order it cheaper online. What a joke. For those who live near an HEB, they have the cheapest prices by FAR on metromint, 4 for $5, and hasn’t changed in about 3 years as of April 2015. My only issue is that they NEVER order enough, my HEB location is always out of stock) but as far as this post goes, I look forward to trying it. Muddling fresh mint leaves will give you water that tastes like you have a fresh minty plant in it. rather like weak mint tea with a few pieces of grass. As negative as that review may sound, once I got used to the flavor, I enjoyed it fairly okay, but it definitely isn’t the same as the crisp, clean flavor you will get from metromint, or this recipe using mint extract. I see the last post was back in Sept of 2014, has anyone found a clean chocolate extract to use to imitate the chocolate mint water?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Hannah – There are chocolate “extracts” on the market, but I’m not sure if they are clean or not. I’ve never looked at it. I’ll see if I can find one next time I’m there.

  19. David S. Nelson says:

    Tiffany… HELP!!! …Hello, my name is David and i LOVE Metromint Spearmint!! i knew that i would Love it before it ever came out. i found out tonight while looking on the company website that they would not be making/selling the water any longer. The website said that “Our sales simply could not keep up with our costs and we had to make the tough decision to exit the business”. OH NO.!!!!! AND i just drank my last bottle last night (11.05.2016)
    So.. my question is… is there a Homemade way of making the Spearmint Water?? Please??
    Thank You, David, ThunderBoyDavid

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      David – It’s just extracts in water. So the real issue is finding an extract that has the same flavor as what they used. You would have to find some extracts and try the different brands until you find the one that gets the closest. I find that the better quality extracts usually do the job better.

  20. Anne Cleary says:

    5 stars
    I was devastated when MetroMint quit production. Saw this recommendation and thought “why not”? It was just as good as MetroMint!!!!! So happy to have found this recipe. Any other HerbPharm or spirits recipes you can recommend?