Aunt Mary's LemonMint

My mom had a huge mint garden outside of our kitchen growing up and we would have fresh lemonmint beverage all summer long as it grew like a weed.

Aunt Mary's Lemonmint recipe

Aunt Mary’s Recipe

In summer when mint grows like a ton it will weed (ALWAYS grow it in a pot or it will overtake everything)


  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh lemons
  • 1 cup sugar

Make concentrate syrup

  • Cut a good handful mint stems. Run the them under a fancet to wash. Put in a large container.
  • Cut up fresh lemons 4+ and add to same container in a large bowl.
  • Boil approx. 6+ Cups water with 1 cup sugar.
  • When sugar dissolves, pour it over the mint (stems & all) and lemons (skin, seeds and all).
  • LET it SIT overnight or 3 hrs.
  • Put through colander on sieve.
  • This is the syrup.

Make beverage

  • Mix 1/2 ice water and 1/2 concentrate.

The final lemon mint concentrate