“....that the mounds of ices, and the bowls of mint-julep and sherry
cobbler they make in these latitudes, are refreshments never to be
thought of afterwards, in summer, by those who would preserve contented
Charles Dickens, while traveling in America (1842)
I'm a big fan of beverages that include mint. Lemonade, mojitos, tisanes, and the ever-refreshing mint julep. Mint says summer. It also says token dessert garnish but that's for another day.