The smell of mint immediatley takes me to a warm summers day, fresh mint is the herb of the summer for me and I use it a lot. I have managed to narrowed my use of fresh mint to down to 3 ways, which I hope you will enjoy. I have also included a Mojito Mocktail Recipe.

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Here I will be sharing 3 of my favoutire ways to use fresh mint this summer: Mojito Mocktail, Tabbouleh, Popcicles.

How to Make a Mojito Mocktail.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

Crushed ice – pre-brought or whizz in a nurtribullet/blender (ideally a good handful per serving)

3 fresh limes

1 tsp demerara sugar

Approximately 10-12 mint fresh leaves

Lime juice or cordial

Lemonade or soda water

Method:

Using a pestle and mortar (or improvise), crush the sugar and fresh mint leaves together (keep back a couple of leaves for garnish)

Place a good size handful of crushed ice into each glass/tumbler

Juice 3 limes and equally serve between the glasses. Keep some lime back for garnish.

Top tip: Use left-over lime or lemon to wash your hands with after handling smelly foods.

For an extra lime taste add a splash of lime juice or cordial to the mix.

Then top up the glass with lemonade or soda.

Garnish with a left-over lime and mint and add decorations like a party straw.

Sit back, drink and enjoy!

 

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

 

Simple and Tasty Tabbouleh: A Perfect Summer Salad

Recently I shared my recipe for Tabbouleh, a dish I have been eating since I could eat – my famiy are Lebanese. Serving suggestions are endless but a firm favourite of mine is classic hummus and pitta and it goes down a treat in our house. Top tip for this recipe is to use a lot of fresh parsely and fresh mint.

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Popcicles

I ordered these reusable BPA free popsicle moulds and have come up with some recipes for both myself and the girls. Using lots of fresh fruit, cordials, edible flowers and soda’s. The grown-up ones contain the likes of Gin & Tonic and Prosecco options. YUM!  I used the mock mojito recipe and made popsicles and added some extra fresh mint – super scrummy.

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

The above image is a G&T version I created! Pretty huh? Super cute way to serve popsicles this summer and I will sharing the recipe next week.

 

What’s your favourite way to use fresh mint? 

For the Love of... Mint! 3 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer: Including an Easy Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Light & Love

Kat x

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