We think mint is one of the best herbs to grow in the garden because you can grow it so easily AND use it so easily…to make a nice mint herbal tea or a delicious mojito cocktail, depending what sort of a mood you’re in.
To make a mint tea:
Pop the kettle on and while the water’s boiling, pick a good handful of mint leaves – any variety will be perfect, and you can pick and mix different varieties too. Give the leaves a quick rinse and pop them in a mug or tea pot. Fill with boiled water and let it brew for around 5 minutes (the longer the stronger). You can add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little sugar for extra flavour.
Make a tasty mojito:
Squeeze two quarters of a lime into a glass, add a teaspoonful of sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Pick a handful of mint leaves, rinse them, tear them up and pop them into the glass too, along with the squeezed lime wedges. Fill the glass with crushed ice, add a shot of rum and stir well. Top up with a splash of soda water and enjoy.