RICHLAND, N.J., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first crop circle spotted in
the United States this year has been located at Dalponte Farms -- one of the
nation's largest mint farms -- situated in Richland, New Jersey. Farm owner
Peter Dalponte woke up this morning to find an acre and a half of one of his
lush mint fields gone, leaving the shape of the BACARDI(R) Bat.
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"The aliens must have wanted a Mojito," says Dalponte "That's where most
of my mint ends up every summer-in the millions of Mojitos made with
BACARDI(R) Rum, fresh limes, sugar, and soda, especially during Mojito Month
Easily seen by passing airplanes, the aliens created the crop circle out
of enough mint to make 1,416,666 Mojitos That amounts to about $10 Million
Dollars in Mojito revenue. While residents of Grover's Mill, New Jersey are
expecting an alien invasion this summer, the town of Richland has already had
a close encounter of the Mojito kind. "They must have created this so that it
can be seen from outer space," added Dalponte.
The hottest drink on the celebrity circuit, the original Mojito was a
refreshing drink made by workers in the Cuban sugar cane fields, who gathered
the mint that grew around the cane and muddled it with rum. The Mojito was a
favorite of author Ernest Hemingway, who was regular patron at La Bodeguita
del Medio in Havana, where sugar, lime juice, and soda were added to the
traditional recipe around 1930.
BACARDI U.S.A., Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bacardi Limited, one
of the top five spirits companies in the world. In addition to BACARDI Rum,
the No. 1 distilled spirits brand in the U.S. and the world, the company(C)'s
portfolio includes DEWAR(C)'S Blended Scotch Whiskies, BOMBAY Original and
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gins, GREY GOOSE Vodka, CAZADORES Tequila, TURI Vodka, MARTINI
& ROSSI Asti, Vermouth and Prosecco, NOILLY PRAT Vermouth, DISARONNO Originale
Liqueur, DRAMBUIE Liqueur and B&B and BENEDICTINE Liqueurs.
SOURCE BACARDI U.S.A., Inc.