In typical fashion for mint, its roots have surreptitiously crept to the far reaches of my garden. When I laid down the mulch a few week ago, I ruthlessly pulled up roots over a foot away from the base hoping to stave off its explosion. Nonetheless, after a few days of warm weather, my mint plant has erupted.
But unlike sage, whose prolific growth I lamented here , here and probably 5 other posts, I can utilize mint in a plethora of recipes.
First on the list, Mint Mojitos:
yields 1 cocktail
4 tsp. sugar
1 ½ oz. rum
5 mint sprigs
½ lime, juiced
soda water or 7-up to taste
Using a muddle or a wooden spoon, crush ice with mint and sugar, until sugar dissolves. Add rum and lime juice. Pour over crushed ice, stir in soda or 7-up. Taste to adjust for sugar, rum, mint or lime.
Mojito Photo Credits to the ExPat Files: