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Two glasses of lemon balm lemonade next to a bottle of lemon balm syrup

Lemon Balm Syrup

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 l syrup (1.6 qt) 1x


Refreshing, sweet and delicious: this lemon balm syrup is a tasty drink for hot summer days.


  • 250 g fresh lemon balm (8.8 oz)
  • 2 organic lemons
  • 1.5 l water (1.6 qt)
  • 1.5 kg white granulated sugar (3.3 lbs)
  • 30 g citric acid (1 oz)
  • sterilized airtight bottles


  1. Fill the sink or a large bowl with water and wash the lemon balm. Pat it dry with a kitchen towel and remove any very thick stems. Wash the lemons and cut into slices.
  2. Add the water and sugar to a large pot and cook until it starts to boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the citric acid.
  3. Add the lemon balm stalks and the lemon slices. Let the mixture cool completely, then cover with a lid and let it infuse in a cool dark place for 48 h.
  4. Remove the lemon balm and lemon slices and pour through a cheese cloth into sterilized bottles. 

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