The universal garnish that adds a vibrant dash of green and a fantastically fresh taste to any number of drinks from Cuban mojitos to the classic British Pimm’s; you won’t go far wrong growing mint in your garden.
There are so many varieties to choose from now, from classic garden mint to apple mint, spearmint, and even chocolate mint! So you can grow the perfect type to compliment your drink.
Like many other herbs, mint needs a sunny location and is best bought as a young plant in spring. It has a habit of spreading quite rapidly, so plant in a container with multi-purpose compost on the patio to keep it in check. This way it will also be within easy reach from the kitchen when you’re knocking up those gin and tonics.