Lemonade mint 'Limo'

planting site / location:
sunny
planting distance:
25 x 25 cm
soil / fertilisation:
When bedding out use slow-release fertiliser and extra liquid fertilser when needed.
watering:
Water regularly but sparsely.
gardener's tip:
Plants love a sunny to semi-shady location. Perfect for beds, in pots, in window boxes or raised beds.
The Lemonade mint is a strongly curled, highly aromatic mint. Perfect for self-made lemonade. Whether topped off with cold sparkling water or as tea with hot water - lemonade mint 'Limo' is a fresh and/or warming pleasure. Only a few leaves are sufficient to experience an explosion of flavour. Brew the mint for a few minutes in hot water so it can develop the full flavour - the longer you leave them inside the water the stronger the flavour. Adding a dash of lemon or lime is just perfect for your lemonade, or if you prefer it the sweet way - add some sugar. Stir well, add some ice cubes and your perfect summer drink is ready to be served. Mint contains the essential oil menthol which is responsible for the typical, fresh mint flavour. Hint: mint leaves in ice cubes are an amazing, elegant decoration for cocktails and lemonades. Put a mint leave inside the ice cube tray, fill it up with water and let it freeze for some hours - done! Frozen inside your freezer they are always ready to be used. Recipe:" Raspberry Mint Lemonade"(for 4 persons): 250 g raspberries 2 lemons 50 g sugar (or Xylith for the low carb version) Ice cubes (to your taste) 1l of water (sparkling or still) Preparation of raspberry syrup: boil up 200 g of raspberries, some juice of a lemon and sugar (or Xylit) in a pot and let boil down at medium heat for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the pips. Cut the other lemon into slices. Fill syrup, mint leaves, slices of lemon and raspberries into a carafe. Add some mineral water and ice cubes to your taste.

hardy

german term: Lemonade Mint
botanical termn: Mentha spicata
plant height: 20-30 cm
life cycle: perennial
harvest season: May-October
flowering season: May-October
use: Lemonade mint
colour palette: green