Lemon Balm Simple Syrup

2 Cups
15 min

Surrounding myself with the scent of fresh herbs ranks pretty high as one of my favorite things about gardening. Lemon balm is no exception! It’s fruity lemon scent is fantastic to have around for anxiety ridden moments, and for light flavor added to tea and other drinks. That makes this lemon balm simple syrup a perfect way to use this versatile herb!

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant or been a bartender, then simple syrup is your friend. It’s a quick way to add sugar to a drink without worrying about whether it will dissolve. Simple syrup can be made with so many different flavors that the possibilities really are endless.

Sugar, water, and lemon balm are the only ingredients for this tasty treat!

Store syrup in a glass bottle in the fridge.

Recipe details
  • 2  Cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon balm leaves

In a medium pot, warm water over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved. (The water will once again be clear when the sugar has dissolved.)
Take your lemon balm leaves off of the stem, and tear the leaves into smaller pieces.
Stuff torn lemon balm leaves into glass jar, and slowly pour in the warm syrup. Allow the syrup to cool completely on the counter before putting on the cap and storing in the fridge. Let syrup sit for several days in the fridge before using it, and if you like a more intense lemon flavor (the lemon balm has quite a gentle taste) then feel free to add a slice of lemon to your jar. Drizzle your simple syrup to the beverage of your choice and enjoy!
Courtney |The Kitchen Garten
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