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the mint from the garden

My mint is growing!  I think I am the only person i know who can actually kill mint.  I started this plot with a batch from the grocery store that I was keeping in a jar of water to keep fresh.  It rooted.  I planted it and I am so please.  Every time I walk out to the garden there is more.  I would much rather have lots and lots of mint instead of grass.

My Beloved believes the true use of mint is for mojitos.  They are a favorite.  And an easy recipe when you have mint.  We actually start with a simple syrup that the mint is infused in.  It makes life so much easier.


2 ounces mint infused simple syrup

2 ounces rum (we use dark, flavorful rum)

2 lime wedges


soda water

Mix the rum and simple syrup together.  Squeeze in the lime.  Mix well.  Pour over ice in a large glass.  Add soda water.  Stir. 


mint simple syrup

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

mint leaves, a handful (1/4 cup?)

Put the water, sugar, and mint in a pan.  Put the pan on the stove and bring to a boil.  Let boil one minute.  Remove from the heat and let sit for at least 30 minutes.  The longer it sits, the stronger the mint. 

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