Archive for June, 2008

Real Mojito Mint


2008
06.08

Mojitos are a great summer drink.

 

I grow authentic Cuban mint to make this drink.

 

Mints and other herbs are easy to grow in containers on the deck or patio so they are handy for your favorite recipes.

 

Mojito, a daily favorite of Ernest Hemingway, is the perfect drink for summer. Once you taste it, you can easily imagine yourself in Key West in the bar or on the beach, Mojito in hand.

 

When James Bond drank a Mojito the movie Die Another Day, the Cuban rum drink became a cocktail lounge staple.

 

While some recipes call for any variety of mint, the real mojito can only be made with the true mojito mint. Like all mints it is easy to grow. I bought this authentic mint from Richters Herbs. (Their catalog is a herb gardeners bible.)

 

3 cups (packed) fresh mint leaves
9 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups light rum
1/2 cup fresh lime juice

 

6 cups club soda
6 cups crushed ice
6 lime wedges

 

 

 

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