Bee Balm Oxymel

"A bee balm oxymel is made with vinegar, honey, and petals from this funky little flower. It’s a perfect remedy for a sore throat, or you can simply add it to sparking water as a spicy and sweet addition!"
-- @mrsbarnes

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Feel better and soothe a sore throat with an oxymel made with bee balm flowers, vinegar and honey

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 5mins

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  • 1/3 cup bee balm flowers
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cups white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar


  • Step 1

    Place flowers in a jar loosely. Pour honey over them. Add vinegar and fill it to the top of the jar. Stir it to combine.

  • Step 2

    Place a piece of wax paper between the jar and the lid to eliminate any rusting. Give the jar a good shake, and store in a dark place away from light and shake almost daily if you can remember

  • Step 3

    After two weeks, strain the plant material (it’s called a mark) and transfer to a clean jar. Add a tablespoon to your morning tea or simply take a shot. I love adding it to cocktails as well!

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