Lemon Verbena Liqueur

HerbLady49(Z6 PA)November 15, 2008


Through the years I have had the great pleasure of meeting many sharing people through my nursery. One of my customers gave this recipe to me many years ago, and I would like to share it with you. It would make a lovely Christmas present, and will give you a good use for your lemon verbena before your plant goes dormant and looses all itÂs leaves. IÂll write it down for you the same way Maureen gave it to me.

Lemon Verbena Liqueur

1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Verbena leaves. Tightly packed

1 - 5 inch strip of lemon peel (lemon peel but NO white part. The white part will make it bitter)

4 Cups Vodka or Brandy ( I use 100 proof Vodka, It gives a smoother taste)

2 Cups of sugar

Place Verbena leaves and Lemon strip in Vodka in a large jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid.

Infuse the mixture for 2 days, then add the sugar, and infuse for 2 weeks, shaking vigorously once or twice a day to dissolve the sugar.

Strain and filter through cheesecloth or very fine strainer after the 2 weeks.

Transfer to bottles and age an additional 2 weeks before use. I like to keep it in the freezer. Due to the alcohol content it wonÂt freeze, but will stay nice and cold when served in a pretty glass.

Enjoy.

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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

Thank you for the recipe. I plan on trying it as soon as my lemon verbena gets bigger.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 3:45PM
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