Mint is more than a good looking garnish—its aromatic essence enhances cocktails like Mojitos or Mint Juleps. To get the most out of your mint garnish, you have to activate it. Activating mint is simple and requires no tools besides your own two hands. These easy steps will have you experiencing mint’s herbal goodness in no time. (Plus your hands will smell great afterwards.)
Place a mint sprig in the palm of one hand.
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Smack the mint with your opposite hand.
Garnish your cocktail with the now activated mint.