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Herbs: Does anyone grow "Mojito Mint?"

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9463135

I'm looking for mint to make Mojitos, and there's supposed to be a special kind of mint. In the past I made them with regular spearmint, but I have come to believe that there is a special Mojito Mint.

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9463321

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/99093/

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
2:52 AM

Post #9463499

I grow Mojito Mint, Carrie. It is one of my favorites. Delish!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 27, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9464070

Great! Is it really DIFFERENT from average spearmint, M. spicata? If I send you postage, could you send me a sprig?

Yes, BB, I wanted to find someone who has actually tasted it. I drink mojitos often, well, at some restaurants, but I don't think they're using any special mint, just "Joe the mint,"
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 27, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9464107

I have both mojito and spear mints. I just did a test, and I think the mojito has a bit sweeter taste and smell to it. I have no idea, but my thought is the mojito drink probably came about before the mojito mint -- ??

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 27, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9464112

It says some places that Mojito Mint is "endemic to Cuba," which can't be true because I believe the mint came from Europe to begin with. But I'm willing to believe that Sir Francis Drake had a drink made with proto-rum, Cuban limes and mint found in Cuba and it was later called Mojito, and then "Mojito mint" is marketed to people like me!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
2:44 AM

Post #9464639

Mine is M. villosa and different from the M. spicata (spearmint) I have. I luv the Mojito - it's one of my faves. But I'm repeating myself. :)

I'll be happy to send you some once it is growing well again here. We're just coming out of winter. I'll try to remember.

Carole

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2013
3:10 AM

Post #9464647

Carole, if you don't mind, I'd love it.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
3:32 AM

Post #9464653

Not at all. Just need to give it a little time to rebound from winter. I think I'll remember but if I don't, please jog my memory.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2013
8:11 AM

Post #9464855

I shall. :-)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9464911

:-)
JudyLynn123
Goshen, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2014
9:39 AM

Post #9845141

I realize the last comment posted on this thread was done over a year ago, but I just bought a beautiful Mojito mint plant from The Gardeners Exchange. I ordered a new spearmint at the same time, and I'd have to say the Mojito has a much more citrusy scent than the Kentucky Colonel spearmint. Hope all of yours are growing and happy!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2014
3:16 PM

Post #9845391

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/4269/

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