Lemon balm, also known as balm mint, is an herb great for making tea and flavoring dishes. In recipes that call for lemon peel, lemon balm can be a substitute.  Lemon balm can be incorporated into a variety of foods from soups to cookies.

Cutting instructions: Harvest lemon balm just as you would mint by taking a few sprigs from different parts of the plant.

Honey Lemon Balm Spritzer Recipe


  •  1/2 cup honey
  •  2 cups warm water
  •  1/2 cup lime or lemon juice (or combination of the two)
  •  1 cup of cold water
  •  1 cup lemon balm, lightly packed
  •  lime or lemon slices
  •  2 cups cold sparkling water

In a large pitcher, mix honey and warm water until honey combined.

Add lime/lemon juice, and 1 cup cold water. Mix well.

Crush lemon balm and add to mixture. Using a muddle or wooden spoon handle, smash lemon balm in the bottom of the pitcher. Add lime/lemon slices and refrigerate mixture until chilled (about an hour).

Once chilled, add 2 cups of cold sparkling water. Stir.

Pour through a strainer into individual glasses over crushed ice.

Garnish beverages with lemon balm leaves and citrus slices. (Original Recipe)