Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup

Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup: Summer in a Glass!

Sunshine, picnics, and the sweet taste of summer – that's what this Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup evokes! This vibrant and flavorful syrup is not only delicious, but also incorporates some amazing health benefits.

Let's Talk Ingredients:

    • Strawberries: These juicy gems are a natural source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, perfect for keeping you healthy and glowing.
    • Lemon Balm: This calming herb is known for its potential to reduce stress and anxiety, making it a great addition to any relaxing summer drink.
    • Basil: This fragrant herb boasts anti-inflammatory properties and may aid digestion. Plus, it adds a delightful touch of peppery flavor.

Making the Strawberry Simple Syrup (Yields about 1 cup):

    • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 10-12 fresh lemon balm leaves


    1. In a saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, sugar, and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and the mixture simmers.
    1. Add the lemon balm leaves and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
    1. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes to an 1/2 an hour.
    1. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove solids.
    1. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

The Refreshing Mocktail:

    • 2 oz Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup
    • Sparkling water (chilled)
    • Fresh basil sprig and sliced strawberries for garnish (optional)


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in 2 ounces of the Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup.
  3. Top with chilled sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a fresh basil sprig and sliced strawberries (optional).

Sip, Savor, and Relax!

This mocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day and enjoy the delightful flavors of summer. Plus, you're getting a dose of potential stress relief from the lemon balm and some digestive support from the basil.

Here are some additional ideas for using your syrup:

    • Drizzle over ice cream or yogurt for a flavorful topping.
    • Add a splash to your favorite iced tea for a unique twist.
    • Use it as a base for a refreshing summer salad dressing.

So get creative, have fun, and enjoy the taste of summer in a glass with your homemade Strawberry Lemon Balm & Basil Syrup!


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