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Chris Amirault

Types of Mint Used in Cocktails

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11 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I buy sprigs of mint at the local market then, when I have one I like, let it sprout roots and plant it. I have no idea what variety.

 

As @gfwebsays, it grows like mad. The one I have now has that room filling aroma and certainly doesn't taste like lettuce. It's dark now or I'd post a picture of a ten day old sprig which is now a hedge!

 

 

 

Did you put the mint cuttings in water in order to get them to root?

 

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40 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Did you put the mint cuttings in water in order to get them to root?

 

 

 

Yes, I filled a whisky glass with water and popped the sprigs in. Sometimes they take; not always. I can't find "rooting powder" here. No doubt that would help. When they do work, it takes about three days to have roots, but I guess that is weather dependent.

 

A sprig this size, grew to this in about ten days.

 

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And here is a cutting from the above after five days. Some has been eaten from both plants.

 

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4 hours ago, scubadoo97 said:

hierbabuena would be ideal but spearmint comes close 

 

Yes, I'm pretty sure my mistake was buying a peppermint plant rather than spearmint...the pots were right next to each other.

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