This versatile drink makes a delicious, refreshing summer drink chilled over ice, as well as a warm and relaxing winter drink. Great for soothing sore throats.
Juice of one large lemon
4 T fresh apple mint, roughly chopped
3 large leaves fresh lemon balm, finely chopped
2 T honey (more or less to taste)
2 cups boiling water
Put the kettle on to boil. In the meantime, chop the apple mint and lemon balm.
Place into a glass or ceramic bowl. I use a Pyrex measuring cup.
Squeeze in the lemon juice.
Add honey, and a scant dash of salt, you don't need much. Use Pink Himalayan Salt or Celtic Sea Salt if possible. Use just enough salt will help take the edge off the lemon juice and bring out the flavors, but not so much that you notice it.
Pour 2 cups boiling water over the mixture. Stir and leave to steep for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm, or leave to cool then serve chilled over ice.
Makes 2 glasses.
Any sort of mint will do if you don't have apple mint, but you may need to reduce the amount used for stronger flavored mints.