How to Muddle Fresh Mint and Other Herbs

How to Muddle Fresh Mint and Other Herbs

What It Means To Muddle

"Muddle" is a bartending term meaning to crush or bruise fresh herbs to release their flavor. To make a mojito, a muddling tool is used (it looks like a tiny baseball bat) to crush mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. If you don't have this tool, the handle end of a wooden spoon works just fine for muddling ingredients. Use this tip to make drinks in batches, like Classic Mojitos or Orange Mojitos.

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