Lemony Lemon Balm Drink

This lemony lemon balm drink is absolutely refreshing and delicious on a hot, humid day!

It was a super hot, humid day and the lemon balm in my yard was calling my name. I had never used it in a lemonade-type drink, but I just knew that it would make a refreshing drink.

And it did not disappoint! This lemony lemon balm drink is absolutely delicious!

Lemon balm is a great herb for anxiety, nervousness, and stress. It also promotes sleep and is an antiviral.

It also makes a great lemonade.

This lemony lemon balm drink is absolutely refreshing and delicious on a hot, humid day!

I simply picked a handful of leaves, steeped it into a tea and added sugar, water, and lemon juice.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Lemony Lemon Balm Drink

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh lemon balm or 1/4 cup dried lemon balm

8 cups water, divided

1 cup cane sugar

2 cups lemon juice

Directions

Add lemon balm to 2 cups of boiling water. Cover with lid, remove from burner, and steep for 20 minutes.

Strain lemon balm into a 2 quart jar or pitcher, stir in sugar until dissolved.

Add lemon juice.

Fill jar with ice and water.

Lavender Lemonade for Headaches and Stress

Relieve headaches and stress with DIY lavender lemonade as another unique and healthy twist to this common, refreshing drink.

We had such a cool June here in the Midwest, but July has roared in with its typical humid summer heat. Lemonade and summer go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that a cold glass of this lemonade helps a person to handle the heat a tad bit better. In this post, I want to quickly show you how to make lemonade with lavender flowers as another unique and healthy twist to this common, refreshing drink.

Recently my little girl wanted to make me some red clover lemonade, but unfortunately the red clover we normally find growing in the old garden spot did not grow there as it normally does. We decided instead to make lemonade with some dried lavender that I have on hand. 

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs because it helps headaches and stress. It’s a very soothing and fragrant flower. I love inhaling lavender’s scent, and I enjoy adding the little purple flowers to tea mixes and cookies. The essential oil is quite useful too. One of my favorite ways to dissolve headaches is to place lavender essential oil on a diffuser necklace and wear it for about 30 minutes. 

The following recipe for lavender lemonade is similar to the recipe that you find in my How To Make Red Clover Lemonade post, and yet it’s different enough that I’m sharing it with you today.

One thing to note is that depending on how strong of a lavender flavor you would like in your lemonade, you can add up to 1/4 cup of lavender flowers. If you want just a touch of lavender flowers, you would probably just want to add 3 tablespoons. Also, the beautiful purple from the lavender flowers does not make your lemonade that color. I was surprised that it turns out to be a yellow/brown color. Some people add food coloring to their lemonade to make it a pretty purple. I personally try to avoid the fake colorings, but if you have natural food coloring, you can add one drop of blue and one drop of red to achieve a pretty result.

Lavender Lemonade for Headaches and Stress

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and remove from heat
  2. Add dried lavender flowers and honey. Stir while hot until honey is dissolved.
  3. Cover pan with a lid and steep 15 minutes
  4. Strain the lavender flowers 
  5. Add lemon juice and the last 2 cups of cold water to the lavender tea.
  6. Add ice and refrigerate

Lavender Lemonade
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Ingredients
  1. 5 cups of water
  2. 1 cup honey
  3. 1 cup lemon juice
  4. Up to 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
Instructions
  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and remove from heat
  2. Add dried lavender flowers and honey. Stir while hot until honey is dissolved.
  3. Cover pan with a lid and steep 15 minutes
  4. Strain the lavender flowers
  5. Add lemon juice and the last 2 cups of cold water to the lavender tea.
  6. Add ice and refrigerate
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How To Make Red Clover Lemonade

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Summer and lemonade go hand in hand. It’s just the way it is. And with the scorching temperatures and humidity here in the Midwest, a glass of cold lemonade is perfect at any time of any day.

Steeping herbs into your homemade lemonade is one great way to enjoy the benefits of herbs. Red Clover is an awesome herb of choice for such an occasion.

Red Clover is an herb that can be drank freely, and is full of amazing nutrition!  It is a great blood purifier and cancer fighter. Drinking an infusion daily has been said to treat infertility. 

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Red Clover is high in:

  • Magnesium
  • Chromium
  • Calcium
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Thiamine
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin C

We have a pretty good patch of red clover that grows in our garden area.  It grows all summer long, and is far too valuable of an herb to let go to waste. Try foraging for this amazing herb, or grow it yourself!

One delicious, refreshing way to consume red clover is by making this red clover, no sugar lemonade!  I found this recipe and adapted it from New Life On A Homestead.

Red Clover Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh red clover blooms  or 1 1/2 cups dried red clover blossoms
  • 4 cups water 
  • 1 cup lemon juice 
  • 8 tbsp. raw honey 

Directions 

  1. Boil the blooms in the water for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain.
  3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the hot liquid.  
  4. Stir until the honey is well mixed.  
  5. Chill.

If you don’t have red clover blooming near you, you can purchase dried red clover here. 

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Red Clover Lemonade
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Cups Fresh Red Clover Blossoms or 1 1/2 Dried Blossoms
  2. 4 Cups Water
  3. 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  4. 8 Tablespoons Raw Honey
Instructions
  1. Boil the blooms in the water for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain.
  3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the hot liquid.
  4. Stir until the honey is well mixed.
  5. Chill.
Adapted from New Life On A Homestead
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Note: Avoid using red clover if pregnant or on blood thinning medication.

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This post was originally published August 30, 2013.