Its tenacity can be a double edged sword for gardeners and farmers, but there are few places where this fragrant and versatile herb thrives as well as it does in Michiana.
Bring the water and sugar to a boil.
Whisk to dissolve the sugar.
Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves.
Allow to steep for 15–20 minutes.
Strain out the leaves and bottle the syrup.
Chill and serve with sparkling water for a mint spritzer.