M is for Mint

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?

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11 thoughts on “M is for Mint

  1. I’ve been a huge fan of mojitos since I discovered them years ago one hot summer day — but there are times when I don’t necessary want the alcoholic version. This sounds like a great substitute. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to give it a try!

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  2. I’ve never had a mojito, but I love thin mints. And this other cookie whose name I no longer remember, which was essentially a mint Oreo covered in white chocolate. I’m not especially an Oreo fan, but this…

    I used to make mint sun tea, when I was single and childless and living on my own.

    As for mint chocolate chip ice cream – I see the green, and it just makes me wish it was pistachio….because I have a love affair with pistachio ice cream that goes back to when I was six!

    I’m not so great at recreating tastes, but I’m excellent at tasting something, and suggesting complementary ingredients that deepen the taste palette. I let my Accomplice handle most of the food creation, since he’s a chef and all… =)

    It’s been way too long since I popped by to see you. Sorry – the words have just swallowed me whole!

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    • No worries. I’ve been pretty overwhelmed myself. I feel like I have just enough to get a blog post every day and maybe read one or two from my reader and that’s it! I’ve seen a few of your AZ posts and loved the travel idea. The food thing just sort of happened randomly for me.

      Speaking of pistachio ice cream, I would like it much better if it didn’t have chunks of them in it. It’s random, I know.

      Good to hear from you again! Happy writing! πŸ™‚

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      • I don’t think it’s so random – I live with three people who don’t care for nuts in their food. I’m the oddball, here. The more nuts, the better I love it!

        I so sympathize with the just getting the post written, letting comments slip through my fingers, not visiting as much as I want to, and scrambling to get things plotted before it’s time to write them…

        Every since a couple of weeks before we left for vacation, things have been a little tangly for me, as far as getting things done. But it’s not hugely stressful, and it feels like growth, so I’m not complaining… =)

        Happy writing to you, too!

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  3. I love mint. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream too. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I love thin mints as well. Love you girl!

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    • You passed along your love of it to me! Dad doesn’t like mint, though, does he? It’s funny how I take after you in some things but other things I take after him. I’m happy I got your love of mint!

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