Did you know you can grow mint in a pond? That's mint, in the left bottom corner of this picture. Right next to my cute little ice bucket.
Anyhoo . . .
A refreshing punch to use up some of that mint, and a handful of those lemons that just might be proliferating in your neck of the woods:
2 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. fresh mint leaves, crushed
1 t. grated orange peel
2 c. orange juice
1 1/4 c. lemon juice
Ginger ale or club soda
In medium saucepan, heat water and sugar until boiling. Pour over mint leaves. Add orange peel, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover and let steep at room temperature for at least one hour. Strain out mint and orange peel. Before serving, put ice in glass; pour in about 1/3 c. of juice mixture , add ginger ale or club soda, and stir.