A very minty iced tea recipe -- tasty! (and a way to use the mint before it takes over your garden)
The next time you make iced tea, sweeten it with a batch of intensely minty simple syrup made with garden spearmint. (Gardeners, please note: Mint will spread rapidly, seeking world dominance, so consider growing it in a container.) This syrup can be used for mint juleps as well as for iced tea. For a less intense version, strain out mint leaves as soon as the syrup has cooled.