Monarda  Mojito


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



  1.  Place bee balm and 1 lime wedge in tall sturdy glass a muddle well.

  2. Add 2 more lime wedges and simple syrup and muddle further.

  3. fill glass 3/4 with ice and pour rum over ice. 

  4. top with soda and stir. Adjust syrup as needed for sweetness.

  5. Garnish with remaining lime wedge. 



Makes 1/2 cup simple syrup

  1. Combine 2 tbsps hot water with 4 tbsp sugar and stir until dissolved. 

  2. Add 2 tbsp cold water and stir.


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