Monday, March 17, 2008

Real Mojito Mint

I will admit readily that I got this info from the Mother Earth News magazine, (great rag) So this is just a paraphrase of the info.

Mojito's are a Cuban drink consisting of Rum, Powdered sugar, lime juice, club soda and a mint unique to Cuba. Since the real Mojito mint is rare here in the U.S., Spearmint is usually substituted. Said to be the favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I want the real deal. I want Mojito mint.
According to the mag. article, Mojito mint is; "clearly different from most other mints. It's scent and flavor are agreeably mild and warm, not pungent or over-sweet like some mints."

Well, thanks to Richters Herbs, we can all grow Mojito mint now. They were able to obtain seed from Cuba and now offer it to gardeners.
I only post this info because I like "authenticity". Plus I like to grow things that are rare or hard to obtain. I have no connection to Richters Herbs.
There is a link to them on the side bar if you too want the real Mojito this summer.


Happy Jack said...

Break Out The Rum!

Tomatoaddict said...

Happy Jack is going to be HAPPY!!
Mojito central this summer.