If you find yourself with an abundance of fresh mint, there are plenty of things you can do with it! You can make a refreshing mint tea, add it to cocktails or mocktails, use it as a garnish for dishes, or even make your own mint-infused simple syrup.
Mint tea is one of the most popular ways to use fresh mint. To make it, simply steep some fresh mint leaves in hot water and enjoy. You can sweeten it with honey or sugar if you like.
Mint also makes a great addition to cocktails and mocktails. It can be used to make a mojito, mint julep, or even just added to sparkling water for a refreshing spritzer. If you’re feeling creative, you could even try making your own mint-infused vodka or rum.
Fresh mint also makes a lovely garnish for both savory and sweet dishes alike. Try topping off a summer salad with some chopped fresh mint leaves, adding them to grilled vegetables, or using them as part of a fruit salad. For something sweet, top off desserts like brownies or chocolate pudding with chopped fresh mint leaves – they’ll add both flavor and visual appeal! (more…)