I was relieved to have some sun today, so what better way to celebrate than to make up a cocktail? Drink up kids! Well, you know, not literally. I’m not going to encourage that.
1 6″ sprig lemon balm
1 6″ sprig mint
juice of 1/2 of a lime
2 oz gin (or more, if you like)
1-2 oz simple syrup
4-6 oz soda water
Muddle lemon balm and mint (leave out stems) in the bottom of a tumbler. Add simple syrup, lime juice, and gin. Mix thoroughly (it won’t look pretty). Add soda water and ice. Stir, sip, and enjoy.
p.s. If you are a local and have no lemon balm or mint growing in your yard, come see me. I am happy to share.