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Lemon Balm vs Lemon Verbena

Hi out there. Do you all think I can replace lemon verbena in Agua Fresca with lemon balm? It's more accessible. Thoughts? Feelings?

asked by KaleHog almost 6 years ago
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 6 years ago

I think so. I think lemon verbena is more strongly flavored than lemon balm, so you may need to adjust the amount. They taste very similar as far as lemoniness goes.

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Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added almost 6 years ago

I grow both, and I think that a lemon balm aqua fresca would be great! Go right ahead, and enjoy it. I used to make lemon balm liquor, and it was delicious.

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