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Don't like tea, have had too many mojitos. :) We have wildly abundant mint this year. I'd like to use it for something. Anyone have a favorite use?
 
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We dry a lot and use in lamb dishes.

It also can be used to make a great infused vodka.
Oh my goodness, mint-flavored vodka sounds delish! Do you dry the leaves first and then infuse, or put them in fresh?
 

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Thanks for the great suggestion.

I have some vanilla beans that have been infusing in vodka since January and that's pretty heavenly. I see some mint vodka in my future.
 

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Don't like tea, have had too many mojitos. :) We have wildly abundant mint this year. I'd like to use it for something. Anyone have a favorite use?
Mint hot cocoa
Mint ice cream
Mint shortbread cookies
Mint Sorbet

Simmer a bunch with 2 parts sugar to 1 part water and use as a mint flavored sweetener for iced tea, lemonade, cocoa

Grind some up with baking soda for homemade toothpaste

Shredded mint is nice in a salad with watermelon and red onion
 

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Spearmint or Peppermint?

I love Peppermint Schnapps in hot cocoa (think York Peppermint patty) I imagine infused vodka would do just as well. yum

Home made mint chocolate chip ice-cream. OMGosh!!!

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Mint is good for appetites so a little bit in soups when you're sick is good.

I freeze fresh mint leaves in ice cubes for use in iced teas or soups through the winter.

Mint essential oil is easy to make (expensive to buy) but has many uses as aromatic, culinary, and medicinal (topical)

Dried mint makes a good potpourri

cabbage moths, aphids, ants and flea beetles as well as mice repellent. Scatter the leaves as mulch but never plant it in a vegetable garden as it's very invasive.

Add some crushed leaves to a bath when you have a sunburn or on a hot day for cooling relief
 
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