I used to have a smaller box for these herbs but my husband lovingly built a larger one out of wood scraps he found in the garage. I noticed all the herbs growing bigger, nice!
From left to right: English Mint and Ginger Mint
Mint are garden invasive according to my research so they're perfect in containers, they also repel insect pests and deers don't care for them. Mint have the kind of sweet fragrance that energizes with a fresh cool after taste. How about combining mint with coffee for a refreshing summer drink?
If you're a coffee lover like me, keep reading! Here's a quick recipe for you.
- Fresh brewed coffee (we prefer Extra Bold French Roast)
- 1-2 tbsp non dairy creamer or 1/2 and 1/2, adjust amount to your desire
- 1-2 tbsp Kahlua® Liqueur
- 1 tsp granulated sugar or natural sweetener
- Ice cubes
- 3-4 leaves of fresh Mint, it's mild but you can add 1/4 tsp mint liqueur if necessary
- About 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2. Add 1 tsp sugar and 1-2 tbsp Kahlua® Liqueur to iced coffee and blend well, adjust to taste.
3. Combine about 3 leaves of fresh mint with iced coffee and let flavor seep in, sprinkle with ground nutmeg, then garnish with a mint. Perfect to have with chocolate Biscotti while hanging out with a friend!