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Melissa syrup recipe

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Aromatika Kitchen: Melissa syrup recipe


Let's start the year lightly and brew some refreshing joy through nurturing ourselves. With this lovely Melissa syrup recipe from Mariann Beh at Bazsalikomos kert we would like to say cheers to all our wonderful co-creators, writers, readers and followers alike, and wishing you a relaxed start of 2022!


Melissa syrup


The aromatic Melissa syrup has a citrusy, floral flavour and is popular with adults and children. It can be made into an iced lemonade in summer, topped with fresh Melissa leaves, Lavender blossoms and Rose petals, and in winter, it can be served warm. For sweetening, you can use honey instead of sugar, but then keep the syrup in the fridge after it has cooled. You can also make Melissa syrup using dried leaves. For these quantities, use 20-25 grams of dried plant material.


INGREDIENTS

for 2 Litres


• 10 Melissa (Melissa officinalis) leaves

• 1.5 litres of water

• 1 lemon

• 0.5 kg sugar

• 30 grams citric acid


METHOD


Remove the Melissa leaves from the stems and wash. Pour water into a saucepan, squeeze the lemon juice, add to the water. Add the leaves and mix thoroughly. Cover the pot and put it in a cool place for a day. The next day, add the sugar and citric acid, and bring to the boil, constantly stirring to dissolve the sugar. Strain and pour into clean jars, then leave to cool covered with a blanket.


Enjoy your recipes with Melissa syrup!


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