Weed Water has been a staple in my family for many years (no, not that kind of weed...). It was created by my uncle as a way to use up all of the mint and lemon balm in my grandma’s summer garden and has since then been something we’ve all enjoyed year after year. It truly isn’t summer until we’re enjoying weed water by the pool.
Weed water?! Why is it called that? Well, in truth, mint and lemon balm, the primary ingredients in weed water, are quite invasive plants. You need to be careful when planting them, making sure to use separate containers or they will slowly but surely take over your garden much like weeds do, hence the reason we call it Weed Water.
This is a wonderful make ahead solution that will reduce the temptation to turn to sugary drinks on warm summer afternoons. While there is no right or wrong way to make this, please make sure that all of your herbs are rinsed thoroughly! Leave a comment and let us know what you used in your “weed” water. Happy summer!!
A handful of fresh spearmint (leaves and stems)*
A handful of fresh sweet mint or peppermint (leaves and stems)*
A handful of fresh lemon balm (leaves and stems)
* You can use any type of mint but this recipe is my favorite.
** Make sure your pitcher is safe to handle boiling water.
7/27/2020 12:25:05 pm
Wow! This one is a keeper. I've been looking for a summer drink that I could sip on without sugar and this is it. Thanks! I just used lemon mint and chocolate mint. I guess I'll have to find some other mint plants. The Web says that Chocolate Mint is a variety of Peppermint.
Make Ahead of Monday
7/27/2020 02:41:50 pm
I am so glad you liked this and that it was tasty with the addition of the chocolate mint! We hope that your son likes this too!!
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