2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1.5 cups mint leaves, shredded*
12 oz. lime juice
6-8 cups water
Place first three ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 3-5 minutes. Allow to return to room temperature uncovered. Strain through a fine sieve and mix syrup, lime juice, and water in a pitcher. Serve with lots of ice and a sprig of mint, and maybe some bourbon or vodka
*Those adventurous cooks who cannot grow mint but seem to have no trouble with catnip can use said catnip instead. The flavor will be a little earthier, and I can’t promise you won’t feel a sense of extreeeeeeme relaxation, but it works.