Orange mint (Mentha piperata ssp. Citrata) is a type of mint with a moderate aroma of citrus along with the more typical cooling aroma of mint. From a grower's standpoint, orange mint behaves much like standard mint, liking shade and lots of water and needing to be contained in some way.
Orange mint can be a nice way to intensify citrus flavors in drinks that call for mint.
Some popular cocktails containing Orange Mint
- Viva La Frida — Mezcal, Triple sec, Grapefruit juice, Burnt sugar syrup, Grapefruit peel, Orange Mint