I’ve always really enjoyed mint. There are times when it can overpower whatever it’s in, but for the most part, it’s legit. I like mint chocolate chip ice cream and thin mints are to die for! I actually held myself back this year and only ordered two boxes of them from some guy I hadn’t even met yet at work. I’m even happy to report that I didn’t eat both boxes by myself, but it was a pretty close thing. My sister’s husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies I think I’ve ever had, and during Christmas, they use mint chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate ones. A-mazing!
I don’t think it’s any surprise that the very first time I had a Mojito, I fell in love. It’s such a refreshing, fun drink and I’ve had quite a few in the years I considered myself a drinker. Now that I’ve taken a decided step away from alcohol, I’m always looking for yummy things to drink when we go out.
A few weeks ago, we had a date night at our favorite Indian restaurant. In the past, I would have ordered a glass of wine, but in lieu of that, the boyfriend and I had both settled for water when my eyes happened on a non-alcoholic beverage. I can’t remember everything in it, but it was a combination of lime, club soda and mint. It was one of the more delicious drinks I’ve had at a restaurant that wasn’t alcohol. When I let my boyfriend have a sip, I thought he was going to drink the whole thing because he enjoyed it as much as I did.
Have you ever tried to recreate something, whether it’s a drink or food or whatever, but all you have to go on is a list of ingredients that you may or may not remember correctly? Yeah, that’s what I tried to do with that drink. What I ended up doing was filling a glass full of ice, poured in limeade to the halfway mark, added club soda until the glass was full then put a few drops of mint extract to finish it off. It’s not exactly what I ordered that night, but it’s actually a rather refreshing, not overly sweet drink. In lieu of a Mojito or whatever it was in that drink that I can’t quite remember, this concoction isn’t half bad.
What about you? Do you like mint as much as I do?