I have a nice big mint plant (I think it is a lemon-mint version) and I found here a wonderful way to utilize its many leaves before it starts to bloom. The sirup is wonderfully refreshing in cold water with a splash of lime. Apparently you can also do delicious cocktails with it but I didn’t venture down that lane yet.
Here is the recipe:
combine 4 cups of sugar (I used raw cane sugar) and 4 cups of water and heat while steering until the sugar is dissolved. Add juice of two lemons and 1 cup of mint leaves and simmer for 20 min. Strain through a fine mesh and fill the sirup into bottles.