Lemon Balm Elixir

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Lemon Balm Elixir

This Lemon Balm Elixir is a divine drink to your health. Lemon balm, borage leaves, and fresh lemon enjoy a long soak in brandy and local honey. Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is known for many medicinal qualities – an herbal remedy for heart disease, heartache, depression, anxiety, and even viral and bacterial infections. Above all, lemon balm has enchanting flavor. The borage leaves add a hint of cucumber, and its’ edible flowers are a knock-out garnish in a garden cocktail. I like to sip Lemon Balm Elixir by the small glassful. I’ve tried using it as a component in a simple cocktail with neutral vodka and sparkling water, which is refreshing. But my personal preference, is to enjoy it straight up. I encourage you to make this Lemon Balm Elixir in small batches, and keep it in your fridge when you’re done with the infusion process. Have a little nip, and add some comfort to your day.

Lemon Balm Elixir

Lemon Balm Elixir

  • 4 ounces (or 1/2 cup) brandy
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 borage leaves, snipped small
  • 12 (big) lemon balm leaves, snipped small
  • 2 slices of fresh lemon

Place the above ingredients into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well, until the honey is incorporated into the brandy. Make sure all of the herbs are covered with brandy. Store away from heat and light. Gently shake daily. After a week, strain the lemon balm brandy mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bottle. Keep in the fridge. Your elixir is ready to drink! Enjoy as is, or as a component in a cocktail.

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