You may actually find it smarter to grow your mint in a pot on your deck or patio. Once established, mint can be very invasive in your garden making you very sorry you planted it. Growing it in a pot controls that problem.
Let's see how we make a mojito, shall we?
The Perfect Mojito
- 1/2 lime, cut in half
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 ounces rum
- seltzer or club soda
In a tall glass place the lime, mint leave and sugar.
Using a muddler (or a spoon with a long handle) crush the lime, mint and sugar together. The muddler we have is made of wood, but they can be made of other materials.
Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the rum and top off the drink with seltzer or club soda. Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint. Yum!
|A Perfect Mojito|
Do you want a non-alcoholic, refreshing lime drink? Leave out the rum. Yes, without the rum this drink is a refreshing combination of mint and lime that is a terrific pick you up on a hot and humid summer afternoon.
Here are some other cocktails you might enjoy: