An old-fashioned, simple lemonade but with the extra flavor of lemon balm! Enjoyed by children and adults alike. Serve well-chilled.
- Scrub the lemons well. Peel the rind thinly, avoiding the white pithe, 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 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.