Quench your thirst with the vibrant flavors of summer as we dive into three invigorating drink recipes crafted using the aromatic herb, lemon balm. From zesty lemonade infused with hints of citrusy goodness to revitalizing iced tea and a refreshing mojito mocktail, these garden-inspired concoctions will transport you to a world of cool sips and garden bliss.

Lemon balm is a delightful herb with a refreshing citrusy flavor that makes it perfect for summer drinks. Here are three refreshing drinks that gardeners can make using lemon balm grown in their garden. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and embrace the true essence of summer with these flavorful concoctions:

Lemon Balm Infused Lemonade


  • 4-5 large lemons
  • Handful of fresh lemon balm leaves
  • 4 cups of water
  • Sweetener of your choice (sugar, honey or a natural sweetener)


  1. Juice the lemons and strain the juice to remove any seeds or pulp.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and remove it from heat.
  3. Add the lemon balm leaves to the hot water and let it steep for about 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the lemon balm leaves and let the infused water cool.
  5. In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice, infused water and sweetener. Stir until the sweetener dissolves.
  6. Add ice cubes and garnish with fresh lemon balm leaves.

Serve chilled and enjoy the refreshing lemon balm-infused lemonade.

Lemon Balm Iced Tea


  • 4 cups of water
  • Handful of fresh lemon balm leaves
  • 4-5 tea bags (black tea, green tea or herbal tea of your choice)
  • Sweetener of your choice (sugar, honey or a natural sweetener)
  • Sliced lemon or lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and remove it from heat.
  2. Add the lemon balm leaves and tea bags to the hot water.
  3. Let the mixture steep for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bags and strain out the lemon balm leaves.
  5. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  6. Sweeten the tea to taste with your preferred sweetener.
  7. Serve the lemon balm iced tea over ice cubes and garnish with a slice of lemon or lemon wedges if desired.

Enjoy the refreshing lemon balm-infused iced tea.

Lemon Balm Mojito Mocktail


  • Handful of fresh lemon balm leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Soda water or sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a glass, muddle the fresh lemon balm leaves, lime juice and sugar together until the leaves are slightly bruised and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Top off the glass with soda water or sparkling water.
  4. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wedges if desired.

Sip and enjoy the refreshing and herbaceous lemon balm mojito mocktail.

These drinks will provide you with a refreshing and flavorful way to enjoy the bounties of your lemon balm garden. Cheers!