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What to do with too much mint?

(post, Maggie Restivo)


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In April I planted some mint in a container on my deck. I decided to go with a container so it wouldn't bully around the other herbs and veggies I planned on planting in my raised bed. I also hoped planting it in a container would help me to, well, contain it in general. That has not really been the case. It has over grown it's container and tarted to wrap itself around the posts on my deck. My mom and I have taken to calling it "Mintzilla".

Monday we started studying all things bar and beverage related at school. About half way through lecture on Monday a lightening bolt struck my brain! Suddenly I knew how to take down Mintzilla. I was going to infuse Mintzilla into some vodka and then enjoy it in fabulous cocktails all summer! On my way home from class I stopped by the store and picked up a 750 milliliter bottle of vodka. Thursday after class, I came home and conquered the beast. Mintzilla is now happily residing in that vodka bottle, stored away in the cabinet above my refrigerator. Tomorrow I will taste my concoction and decide where to go with it from there.

It is only a matter of time before the offspring of Mintziila have once again taken over their container and my deck. Maybe a bottle of rum will spell the end for Mintzilla Jr, and some wonderful mojitos for me!