Not sure what to do with all the lemon balm in your garden? Besides teas, we’re seeing people get really creative using this herbaceous, citrus flavor in ice creams, candies, savory dishes, infused oils and fragrances. Lemon balm is an herb related to mint, and smells a lot like lemon (the perfect flavor combo). It’s also believed to have a stress-reducing effect, and if you rub the leaf and take a sniff, you’ll immediately know why. A peaceful happy taste, a bit more cozy than lemongrass but not as pungent as lemon verbena.

As we normally do, we made cocktails – Try our simple new Lemon balm Martini (recipe below) and thank us later, cheers!

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Lemon Balm Martini
Skip the vodka and replace with a splash of soda water for a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage!
  1. Pulse ingredients in blender or food processor.
  2. Strain into mixing beaker.
  3. Stir with ice.
  4. Using a julep strainer, strain liquid into martini or coupe glasses.
  5. Garnish with a lemon balm leaf and some edible flowers or a lemon peel.

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