• 1 l water
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 30 g citric acid (pharmacy)
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, washed and cut into slices
  • 5 large handfuls of flowers (e.g. lemon balm, basil flowers, roses, etc.)
  • or
  • 5 large handfuls of herbs (e.g. mint, verbena, dill, sage, etc.)


Bring the water and sugar to the boil. Remove from the heat and add all the other ingredients. Transfer to a sealed container and leave to infuse in the fridge for 3 days. Strain through a fine sieve, pour into clean, sterilized bottles and store in the fridge.