Mint + Basil Mojito

Mint + Basil Mojito

For the 4th of July weekend, I offered up a Basil Mojito. It's a lovely cocktail and quite sufficient, yet I was left wondering. About that mint? What if I did both basil and mint? What would happen? I did the experiment and I'm very happy. Now, there are...
Basil Mojito

Basil Mojito

If I say “mojito” then I don’t have to say “mint” because we all know that a mojito is made with mint. Except when it isn’t. Substitute basil for mint and you have a lovely cocktail, a bit more subtle, and one that you can nurture...
Brian’s Blueberry Mojito

Brian’s Blueberry Mojito

Last year was not a good one for our mint. It was late coming up, the stalks had few leaves, and the leaves were perforated by gobbling insects that I never saw. Or tasted. To my knowledge. This year, all that rain and now intense heat have given us a mint forest. The...
Bing Cherry Mojito

Bing Cherry Mojito

  Cherry can be a tough flavor to love. You grow up, get sick, have cough syrup, and vow that never, never, never again in your life will you have another thing to do with vile cherries again. Except maybe for pie. Pie should always be an exception. When the...

Brian’s Sour Cherry Mojito

The farmers market in Tribeca on Saturday is just a tad different. It’s the only market here in the Northeast that I have seen with a vendor selling orchids. And there’s this very distinguished looking Amish gentleman offering habenero dill pickles. Talk about...