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Last Saturday we stopped by the Spring Green Farmer’s Market at the Yellow Barn Farm booth to say hello to our friend Rebecca.  We bought a box of striped roma tomatoes to make our annual  tomato confit and she gave us a big bunch of mountain mint for free.  She suggested that we make some mojitos.  Maybe we looked like we needed a drink or something. 😉

A Glass for You?

I looked through several recipes online and came up with my own little twist.  Keith is not too fond of mint so this version is a little less minty than the ones I’ve found.  It also doesn’t involve muddling the mint.  The mountain mint I thought was quite mild compared to other mint that I’ve tasted.  It had a very sweet and creamy aroma.  It was the first taste of mojito for the both of us and we definitely will be making them again.  Another discovery was this.  I’ve finally found something I like about Ernest Hemingway.  His favorite drink was the mojito!  Cheers 🙂

 

RECIPE

Ingredients

Syrup (4 servings)

  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 sprigs of mint (from Yellow Barn Farm)

In a saucepan, gently heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.  Turn the heat off and add the sprigs of mint.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes then take the mint out.

The Drink

  • 1 oz. (or 2 T.) syrup
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • ice cubes
  • 1 oz. (or 2 T.) white rum (from Yahara Bay)
  • club soda

In a glass, pour in the syrup, squeeze  the juice of one wedge of lime, add the sprig of mint, fill almost 3/4 of the glass with ice, in goes the rum, then the club soda, stir, garnish with the lime wedge, and enjoy!

 Mountain Mint

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