I am from the South.
This means I will find a way to put fresh mint in everything. Even my Community Coffee.
No bourbon for mint juleps? No problem. Just make your pot of dark roast minty.
Personally, I thought the garnish in the cup was a damn nice touch.
It is always -- repeat, always -- nice to be able to walk out the back door and cut a mess of something to put in something that will make that something taste like something special.