Lemonade with Sweet Geranium and Lemon Balm Leaves

Sweet geranium and lemon balm add a special touch to this delightfully refreshing summer drink from Clodagh McKenna
By Clodagh McKenna
Lemonade with Sweet Geranium and Lemon Balm Leaves
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  • Serves: makes 2 litres
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the stock syrup

  • 450 g caster sugar
  • 600 ml water
  • 5 sweet geranium leaves
  • 3-4 lemon balm leaves

For the lemonade

  • 4 lemons, juice only
  • 2 oranges, juice only
  • 1.5 litres water

Method

1. To make the stock syrup, place the sugar and water into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.

2. Add the geranium leaves and lemon balm and boil for 2 minutes; leave to cool.

3. Stir the lemon and orange juice together and add the stock syrup and water. Chill until ready to serve.

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