Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and tonic.
A refreshing, citrus-infused take on the classic. I love lemon balm, but too much can result in a medicinal or soapy taste. Freshly cut, homegrown leaves are more flavorful than store bought ones, so if you find the lemon balm in your cocktail to be overpowering, simply use less.
A refreshing, citrus-infused take on the classic. Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice,simple syrup, and tonic
- 2 sprigs of lemon balm
- 1 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- juice from 1/2 meyer lemon
- 2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
- 4 oz tonic
Muddle simple syrup and lemon balm sprigs in a cocktail shaker. Add gin and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain cocktail into a glass filled with ice. Top with tonic and garnish with lemon balm sprig.
Jessica Butler is the co-founder of "Raise Magazine," stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to "Raise," she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and six-year-old son, Levon.