Water and salt have an enduring elemental relationship: 96% of the water in the hydrosphere ( all water on earth, including ice and clouds ) is saline. This recipe for Salty Lemonade pays homage to this partnership. Inspired by Vietnamese Chanh Muoi pickled citrus fruit, the lemonade uses lemons preserved in salt, or more precisely, by the water that gets drawn out of the lemons via the salt.
For the Salty Lemonade
Take a Kilner jar or highball glass. Spoon 1 salted lemon wedge into the jar or glass. Crush the wedge with a cocktail muddler or pestle. Add the lemon balm syrup or runny honey and the lemon balm. Top up with your favorite sparkling water and give everything a final stir before serving.