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Old 01-30-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking to make myself a batch of lime-mojito Pee. I've made a good Lime Pee before, and I'm curious what you guys think would be the best way to add mint flavor. I was thinking a handful of fresh crushed mint leaves in secondary... what do you guys think?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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What a cool idea

As for the addition, I'd say it depends on your batch. When you make a mojito, you're mechanically busting up the leaves.. when making mojito pee (jeeterpee?) you're going to let them sit in a solvent (the alcohol).

In my expert opinion (I googled for two mojito recipes!) I'd say go with a dozen mint leaves per gallon, muddle, and toss in secondary. It sounds like a lowball figure but remember how long your pee will sit in secondary versus how long your mojito will sit at the bar (if you're anything like me, heh.)
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. A month or 3 with a couple handfuls of mint leaves, sitting on that alcohol the whole time should leach out alot of that minty goodness. :-)
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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I was going to try making mint wine... Wife said we had some in the cabinet called "listerine" lol

Wanted to see how this turns out!

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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From someone who is preparing to make his first batch of Skeeter Pee, I think it would be better to add crushed mint when served. I think it would give the Pee a fresher, brighter flavor and smell than if the mint was added and aged - did someone just post something about mint-flavored Listerine while I was typing this

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Or you could just add some mint extract...

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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Huesmann has a point in that you can add it to taste before bottling.

To which I'd say, but think of all the skeeterpee he's gonna have to drink before he gets the mint leaves right
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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Yeah, but when he discovers how much mint leaf he needed is he still gonna be sober enough to remember it?

 
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #9
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Sorry to bump this old thread but were you happy with the outcome of your recipe? I've been quite pleased with my lemon and lemon/raspberry skeeter pee that I'm tempted to try a lime one... and since I've got plenty of fresh mint leaves available, a mojito pee sounds like the way to go!

 
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:21 AM   #10
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OK, so it's been like 4 1/2 years since I posted the original question about mojito skeeter pee. I finally made it late last year, and bottled it today. And it's spec-frigging-tacular. Standard pee recipe with 100% lime juice instead of lemon. I smashed -- muddled? -- one of those little clamshell packages of fresh mint, a half ounce according to my notes, and threw them in the secondary. Racked off, stabilized, sweetened and bottled as usual.

And the verdict? It's a freaking mojito. Its amazing. The mint has a fairly strong flavor, but not overpowering. It's seriously just alcoholic lime with mint... my wife and I are 2 bottles deep on it today. I'm feeling good. :-)
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