You can add wild mint to teas, cakes or salads, but let’s be checky and try a wild mint mojito. This refreshing cocktail is one of my favourites, originating in Cuba.
A mojito is the perfect way to unwind after a hard week. Pick a sunny evening, enjoy the buzz of the bees, the birds singing, and this refreshing tipple. If you want to make it with children, or don’t drink alcohol – just remove the rum!
Wild mint is usually easy to find or grow in your back garden. Most mints have square stalks with velvety leaves that grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stalk, but of course, always make sure you know exactly what you are foraging before you taste any new plants.
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