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Serious outage on island... Sort of.. #284273
06/10/2022 02:23 PM
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We have been to two Carrefours, the Super U in Marigot and the Maho Market and NO MINT to be found at any of them!! How the h*ll do I make a mojito without mint! duh

God, it's nice to have such problems!!!!!! circle


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284274
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Rofl!! Love it.
My solution? Drink wine and rum but not at the same time.

Hubby has been enjoying the rum this trip. He had three parrots on his shoulders today at Parrotte Ville. Proof enough that enough rum makes one a pirate. pirate

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284275
06/10/2022 02:31 PM
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That's outrageous grin How's a person to survive.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: FatCat04] #284277
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FatCat--but I REALLY like a mojito on island.. Drinking some rum and 7 UP now, but just not the same without the mint. Limes were pretty meh, not much juice, but I was able to find them. Such problems...

Saba she has totally disappeared this afternoon. Very hazy this afternoon.

FatCat--expecting to see some parrot pics soon!!


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284279
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No doubt Carol. It was so cute. We head back Monday, boo, but I will post my epistle with pics when I get back to my 'puter. Just makes editing easier.

Fingers crossed on your hunt for mint. My garden at home is filled with it by now. It grows like a weed.

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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284280
06/10/2022 02:47 PM
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I thought you were referring to a POWER or WATER outage. duh

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: SXMScubaman] #284282
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I did too...this is more serious

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284283
06/10/2022 02:55 PM
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Get some mint life savers and crush them up. LOL

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: SXMScubaman] #284285
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Lol Scuba. How bout some Scope? Minty fresh.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284286
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That would be a major problem as that is my wife's drink on the island as well as when we are at home.
At home she puts mint in her purse just in case the restaurant doesn't have any

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284287
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mahokid--Wow, I think your wife has a worse problem than I do!! laugh


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Whale Tail] #284288
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whale tail--for sure. Oh the humanity!!!


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284291
06/10/2022 03:50 PM
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Ask any bartenders that you may encounter if they have mint and where you might get some. I too am a mojito drinker and would be unhappy if there was no mint available.I need to add it to my list and bring some with me in October. If you find some make a mint infused simple syrup and use it instead of sugar. You will need little to no mint in the drink.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Jaybird] #284297
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Jaybird--I'm not that desperate, YET. grin


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284298
06/10/2022 04:39 PM
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Take a trip over to OBBR. They grow their own out back.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Mikel] #284300
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Can you buy it from them?? Seems a long way to go, to have them tell you no.


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284302
06/10/2022 05:31 PM
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Call or email the resort.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284303
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I bet SXMNORM would know or could find out. Doesn't he own there?

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284309
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Believe it or not, I pack mint on our trips to SXM. I bring it to The Palms, where Jo makes an unbelievably fantastic Mojito.


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284310
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Packing peppermint tea bags for a replacement for fresh mint is a must…

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: sxmmartini] #284312
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I was under the impression you use spearmint in those.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284313
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check out monoprix, they have a nice selection of fresh stuff like basil, parsley, mint at such.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284315
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Carol, I doubt you can buy it from them. When we were there, you had to twist the bartender's arm to go get some if you wanted a mojito.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Mikel] #284317
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Sounds like a stelth midnight run is in order. Lol

Re: Serious outage on island... Sort of.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #284318
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Not sure if they still make them but they used to make some giant mojito's at rainbow .

Villa Royal also has some fish bowls mixed drinks which are very good.

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Re: Serious outage on island... Sort of.. [Re: erb923] #284319
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erb--I think there is something going on specifically with mint, as everyplace we have been has had just about every other herb under the sun, but no mint.


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284330
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Carol, you might try Market Garden.

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Leagle49] #284331
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We're headed toward Marigot today, was thinking maybe to try that Monoprix, as we've never been there before. I think it's something specific with mint, as every store I have gone to has had all other kinds of herbs..


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284332
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monoprix is small compared to the Super U but has a nice selection of wines/champagne

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: erb923] #284340
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erb--we've never been in there, so will probably stop by at some point.


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284345
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Unfortunately this happened to us in Nev./21. Supply issues with boats from Miami. Did get mojitos on last few days of our trip. Will Bring my own this November

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: jollymonsrv] #284348
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Hah. That's discouraging.


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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284382
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Hey Carol,
Basil is very close to mint. Use less.
Cheers,
Or none!
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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284383
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Check out mint flavored simple syrup in syrup section of Carrefour.

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Apparently our ship came in!!! Success at Monoprix!!! (although Carrefour Cole Bay also had some today)

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Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Carol_Hill] #284401
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Hooray!!!

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Yup! circle


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I can't stand a Mojito, but I'm married to someone who loves them. Congrats on scoring the Mint!

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too funny… enjoy!

Re: Serious outage on island... [Re: Bahston] #284417
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Bahston--Eric loves Tanqueray and tonic and I can't abide ANYTHING with tonic in it, so I'm with you there.


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