This summer heat calls for some good old fashioned LEMONADE! But ours has a twist to spice the flavors up a bit!

Get ready for the recipe of a lifetime – Lemon Balm Lemonade!

-4 lemons
-1/2cup fresh lemon balm leaves
-1/2cup sugar
-2/3cup boiling water
-2 1/2cups water
-ice (optional)
-2-3 fresh sprigs lemon balm, to decorate

-Scrub the lemons well. Peel the rind thinly, avoiding the white pith, and set aside the lemons.
-Place the lemon rind, lemon balm leaves, and the sugar into a small heat-proof pitcher. Pour the boiling water into the pitcher
and stir well, crushing the lemon balm leaves to release their flavor. Leave the mixture to infuse for about 15 minutes.
-Now, cut the lemons in half and squeeze out the juice. Strain juice into a large glass pitcher, add a few fresh sprigs of lemon
balm, and add the cooled, strained syrup. Top up with water or half-water half-ice, and chill until needed.

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