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.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Reputable seed company
For those who buy their seeds, who do you consider...
Mold on Dirt
Couple of questions. I am using the Burpee Greenhouses...
Mitsuba and perilla
I have tried growing mitsuba and a few types of perilla...
Small ant like insect in chamomile flower
Hello dear friends This is first time I am growing...
Anyone here who grows Nepeta?
I want to grow Nepeta but not Nepeta Cataria (catnip)....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™