The authentic Cuban mint! It lends a warm, complex flavor to the famed mojito cocktail. Harvest leaves as needed and use fresh or dried. Sun to part shade. Plants grow 18-24″ tall. Perennial.
Old Havana Rum Garden:
A sturdy tropical grass called sugarcane helped bring rum from the Caribbean to Europe. Now we celebrate island life with rum drinks like daiquiris and mojitos. Our collection is infused with the flavor of the islands, and even features the authentic Cuban mint variety grown in Havana. For a new twist on the classic daiquiri, muddle strawberries, mint, lime juice and herb-infused simple syrup with 1.5 ounces of white rum. For a fizzy drink, top with soda or Prosecco.
Classic Mojito: Muddle 1.5 ounces white rum, ½ ounce simple syrup, juice of ¼ lime and Cuban Mojito mint leaves. Shake with ice, strain into glass over crushed ice, top with club soda and garnish with more mint.
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