Bridles & Baubles

Minty Fresh

Mint seems to be having a moment. Touches of this soft yet bright color are popping up everywhere bringing light and joy to cold winter days and dark winter basics. It's presence is quietly ushering in the upcoming arrival of spring. Wear now with dark denim, black and gray and then later pair with exuberant creams, tans and white or be extra brave and pair with pops of pink, blue or purple. Mint looks especially fresh and stunning paired with gold. 

Top: BCBG/ Shoes: C Wonder/ Purse: Coach/ Earrings: Kendra Scott/ Scarf: We Are Owls

Go out on a limb and add a pair of mint, skinny cropped jeans to your arsenal of basic white and black jackets as well as gray and tan sweaters. Mint jeans would also look great with a denim shirt and ballet flats for a casual weekend look.

All items from Vince.

Add a little mint to your happy hour with this amazing Mojito recipe:

For each Mojito, you will need:
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 large sprig of Mojito mint*
1.5 oz. white rum - 80 proof
1/2 fresh lime cut in quarters
Club soda
Ice

Place the sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of a tall tumbler. Crush the mint into the sugar using a muddler or the back of a spoon. For a dirty Mojito, muddle well so that the pieces of mint are very small. Squeeze lime quarters into glass; drop the limes into the mix. At this point I mix well, pushing down on the lime with a spoon, extracting more juice and some of the oil in the rind. Add white rum, ice, top off with club soda and stir well. Garnish with fresh sprig of mint if you like; serve immediately.

Serving with a straw provides an even sweeter experience as some of the granulated sugar collects at the bottom of the glass. For a clean Mojito, simply strain the mixture over ice.