July 29, 2014

A toast to Summer with a Cornmint Mojito

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This must be the best Summer we have had for several years.  All the beautiful sunshine has made our summer courses even more enjoyable so we thought we should raise a glass to celebrate.

Aromatic herbs like Cornmint are at their best at the moment so what could be a better celebratory summer drink than a mojito.

Here is our recipe.

Cornmint Mojito   2 servings???????????????????????????????

  • 100ml white rum
  • 35ml lime juice
  • 20 Cornmint leaves
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • 100ml Soda

Crush the mint leaves with the sugar in a cocktail shaker the add a handful of ice. Add the rum and shake until ice cold. Strain into two glasses and top up with soda.

Garnish with a sprig of the mint

 

Cornmint  Mentha arvensis

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A native perennial herb that grows to 15 – 60cm depending on conditions.  Late to appear in the Spring, the leaves are rounded at first becoming oval and pointed as the Summer goes on. The leaves are a light green, have a blunt tooth edge and are quite thin and papery. The stem is square in section. The pale purple flowers appear in July, and open in the leaf joints in the top section of stem. The crushed leaf smells distinctively of mint but has a flowery mint taste. Cornmint dies back in autumn.

 

Some course photos from the last two weeks.

 

 

 

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