A lemon verbena syrup makes this Lemon Verbena Gimlet extra refreshing!
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Lemon Verbena Gimlet
Last year’s winter took it’s tole on my lemon verbena plant. Totally wiped it out. So, this year I am growing it in a pot to bring in and overwinter in the house. I love lemon verbena. It tastes like all things lemon that aren’t lemon. What I mean is it tastes like what I associate with artificial lemon flavor. It’s lemony, but sweet, like lemon drops.
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So, when I saw this Lemon Verbena Gimlet Cocktail from Cooking Light, I knew I was going to try it! You basically make a lemon verbena syrup (I doubled this and used the second one with sparkling water – yum). You combine the syrup with gin, club soda and lime juice, mix and serve over ice.
This was so light and refreshing, not overly sweet. Definitely one that we will be repeating! Served in fancy martini glasses, it’s an elegant and refreshing cocktail! In the mood for martinis, try Chamomile Pear Elderflower Martini or how about a Frozen Raspberry Martini?
Lemon Verbena Gimlet Cocktail | Tipsy Tuesday
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup torn verbena leaves
- 3/4 cup dry gin
- 3/4 cup club soda chilled
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice about 2 limes
- Lemon verbena sprigs optional
- Lime slices optional
- Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Rub torn verbena to bruise; add to pan. Bring sugar mixture to a boil, stirring gently as needed to dissolve sugar evenly; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat; cool completely. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
- Combine sugar mixture, gin, soda, and juice. Serve over ice. Garnish with verbena sprigs and lime slices, if desired.
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Gorgeous pictures and cocktail!
Pam Greer says
Thanks Rosa, it was so good!
Laura @MotherWouldKnow says
I have a friend who is obsessed with lemon verbena tea. But me, I”m all about this use of verbena leaves 🙂 Pour me one, will you?
Sandra L Garth says
The fancy glasses make this even better!
Pam Greer says
I know! Right!
Nikki Gwin says
I surely need to try this! Looks so good.
Pam Greer says
It is good!
April J Harris says
What a gorgeous, elegant cocktail, Pam! I’ve never had Lemon Verbena. I’ve used products with it in them, but never tasted it. I really want to try it based on your description. I’m featuring this post at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Thank you so much for sharing it. Hope to see you at the party again this week. Have a lovely week ahead.
Could I make this with dried lemon verbena leaves?
Looks amazing!! Love lemon anything!! I have a lemon verbena plant going crazy.
Question, the syrup can I make it ahead and store for laterChristy