Grow Spearmint at Home for Refreshing Nojito Mocktails

Introducing our latest offering at Pure Seeds—the delightful Spearmint! This exceptional culinary herb is perfect for those who appreciate the zest and vivacity of homegrown flavours. Spearmint is wonderfully easy to cultivate, especially in pots, making it a convenient addition to your kitchen garden.

Imagine the satisfaction of stirring up a refreshing Mojito or Nojito using your own mint leaves, plucked straight from a plant. Spearmint thrives in the UK and its crisp, cooling flavour enhances any drink, making it a superb choice for summertime refreshments.

For a quick and invigorating Nojito Mocktail, try the following recipe:

How to make a Nojito mocktail:


  • A handful of fresh spearmint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 200ml of apple juice or elderflower juice, according to taste
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • A pinch of grated ginger
  • Ice cubes
  • Fizzy water to top up
  • Optional: A splash of your favourite spirit, for an alcoholic version
  1. In a sturdy glass, muddle the spearmint leaves with brown sugar and ginger to release the flavours.
  2. Squeeze the lime into the drink.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour over the apple or elderflower juice.
  4. Top up with fizzy water, stir well, and garnish with a sprig of spearmint and slice of lime.
  5. For an alcoholic twist, add a splash of your chosen spirit before topping up with fizzy water.

This mojito / nojito mocktail not only refreshes but also brings a sense of achievement and connection to the natural world. There’s a unique pleasure in enjoying the mint flavours that you’ve nurtured yourself, making each sip a little more rewarding. So, why not start your spearmint pot today and look forward to many invigorating moments?

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