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Bee Balm Vinegar

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Salad dressing
  • Method: Infusion


Use this vinegar in salad dressings and meat marinades or as a basis for a cough relieving oxymel.  (Use 2 parts vinegar to 1 part honey to make an oxymel.)


  • 4 cups finely chopped bee balm or Monarda leaves and flowers
  • 3 cups of white balsamic vinegar


  • Put the Monarda leaves and flowers in a wide mouth quart jar. Cover with cold white balsamic vinegar.
  • Cap the jar. Set out of direct sunlight .
  • Shake once a day for 3 weeks. The color of the vinegar will deepen.
  • Pour into dark bottle to protect from light.  Cap tightly with a corrosion resistant cap or a wine cork.  Label and date.


Vinegar can be used freely in cooking or salad dressings.

Keywords: culinary herbs, vinegar infusion, oxymel

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