A robust spearmint with large, crinkled leaves that are wonderful for muddling or garnish in cocktails like mojitos, mint juleps, or other fruit-based cocktails. Sun to part shade. Upright plants grow 2 – 3′ feet tall with lavender blooms in summer. Plant one to two feet apart.
Southern Belle Whiskey Garden:
Whiskey may come from grains — barley, corn, wheat and rye are distillers’ favorites—but mixologists know a good whiskey cocktail calls for more than just grains. We’ve put together an unusual and inventive collection of herbs to complement your Southern hospitality. Mint Julep? You’ve got to grow Kentucky Colonel mint, the classic Southern mint. Hot Toddy? Try it with chamomile-honey syrup. Mix whiskey with our herbs, along with fresh summer fruit, for a new twist on an Old-Fashioned.
Blackberry Julep: Muddle 1.5 ounces bourbon, ½ ounce simple syrup, blackberries and Kentucky Colonel mint. Pour over crushed ice layered with additional blackberries and mint leaves.
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