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sprig of mint

Type

Non-alcoholic additives, juices & mixers

Description

Generic leaf of peppermint or spearmint, used interchangeably in cocktails and related drink forms since the early 19th century -- or earlier, as a garnish, flavoring, or in preparation form, as a mixer. Often specified as an unquantified "sprig" of mint, a sprig being a stem of mint with 3 or more mint leaves growing out of it. Suffice to say 6 to 8 LEAVES of mint is appropriate for most drinks calling for mint sprigs or leaves (such as Juleps & Mojitos) - but otherwise lacking a listed quantity. Also used as garnish.

Flavor

mint, peppermint and spearmint

Availability

Generally available.

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 118 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureBetty Dighton's Mint
pictureDixie Variation
pictureGloria Cocktail
pictureChampagne Julep
pictureAlabama Fizz
pictureChimp In Orbit

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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