Over here in my California garden....it's hot. In fact I was just contemplating wringing my clothes out. But, by the grace of the garden Gods I have everything I need to whip up the best icy cold goodness I can imagine.
So I grabbed this and a little of that, oh and a bit of that too. I have whipped up this quick lemonade recipe and I'm thinking I just have to share it with everyone.
Anyway, who's not thinking of lemonade right now? I know I am.
1/3 cup raw sugar or honey
1 cup water
6 lemons, washed
3 cups hot water
A couple sprigs of lemon balm leaves
A couple sprigs of mint leaves
A couple sprigs of bergamot leaves
Or any herbs you wish to use
Extra tea herbs for garnish
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook, without stirring, for 1 minute or until the syrup is clear. Toss in a few lemon balm leaves. Set aside to cool.
2. Peel the rind of two lemons and set aside. Cut all 6 lemons in half.
3. Using electric or cone hand juicer, juice lemons: strain into a large pitcher. Stir in cooled syrup, hot water, lemon balm, mint, bergamot and lemon rind strips. Set in sun or leave on kitchen counter for 1 hour or more. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh leaves of lemon balm, bergamot, or linden flowers and mint leaves.
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Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, M. H., Morgan Botanicals.
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Jessica Morgan, M.H.