Berries with Lemon Mint Syrup

Berries with Lemon Mint Syrup
Photo by © Melanie Acevedo


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ quarts mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and quartered strawberries
  • 1 cup firmly packed mint leaves and tender stems, crushed, plus 4 sprigs for garnish (optional), or 1/3 cup dried mint
  • Zest from 1 lemon, cut off in ½-inch-wide strips
  • ¾ cup sugar

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, mint leaves and stems or dried mint, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 20 minutes. If using fresh mint, remove it and the lemon zest with a slotted spoon and discard. If using dried mint, strain the...

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