Mojito Mint was brought to the US in the mid-2000s, specifically for those seeking the authentic Mojito cocktail flavor. Milder than spearmint, and with citrusy notes, Mojito can be used in just about any recipe requiring a mint flavor, and is an easy perennial to grow in the garden. Mint generally is not picky about its environment and spreads easily, often overrunning garden plots when planted directly in the ground. Growing mint is containers that can be placed by the kitchen door is an easy way to control mint's spread and is convenient when you need to pluck some fresh mint leaves for a beverage or meal. Shear back the plant by about half when it begins to flower, and use the cuttings fresh or hang in a dark cool place to dry for later use. Mint will die back in the winter, but rebounds with energy once the weather warms up.