15 Fresh bee balm leaves (Monarda didyma)
1/2 Lime, cut into 4 wedges
2-3 tbsp simple syrup (see recipe below)
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 fl oz. white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Place bee balm and 1 lime wedge in tall sturdy glass a muddle well.
Add 2 more lime wedges and simple syrup and muddle further.
fill glass 3/4 with ice and pour rum over ice.
top with soda and stir. Adjust syrup as needed for sweetness.
Garnish with remaining lime wedge.
Makes 1/2 cup simple syrup
Combine 2 tbsps hot water with 4 tbsp sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add 2 tbsp cold water and stir.