Various mints are rampaging across the boggy bits of the garden this warm spring so I am keeping it in check by making this wonderfully refreshing drink...
Ingredients are: Juice of 3 limes (you can substitute lemons too), 2 tspn caster sugar (more or less, according to taste), sparkling mineral water, and a handful of mint leaves (about 4 stems 5" long, I guess!).
Procedure is: squish the mint leaves with the sugar in a pestle and mortar. Add the lime juice to give you a wonderfully green liquid. Pour the liquid into a glass (through a tea strainer if you dont want green specks left on your teeth!). Fill the glass with crushed ice and top it up with mineral water.
Somehow the lime juice and the mint counteract each other and the result does not taste of toothpaste.
The attentive amongst you will notice that this is a Mojito in disguise... once the gardening is finished and you are relaxing and smiling benevolently over the weeded border/trimmed lawn, add a good measure of rum before topping up with the mineral water! Enjoy (responsibly).
Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.