(Mentha x piperita ‘Julep’)
A sweet cultivar of this common garden herb with a strong spearmint flavour. This is a strong scented mint with the classic Mint Julep taste.
Partners well with other mints, lime juice, scented geraniums and lime verbena for teas, cocktails and sweet dishes. Use in any drink or sauce that requires a spearmint flavour.
Mint Julep is the cocktail of the American South (especially during racing season) and its origins go back to the 18th century Kentucky. Muddle 4 sprigs of mint with 10ml sugar syrup and 20ml water. Fill glass with cracked ice then add 60ml of good Kentucky Bourbon and garnish with mint leaves.
Mints require open soil with summer moisture. Given these conditions they can run away so should be planted where this is desired or in large pots.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best. Cut back annually to keep under control.
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