Lemon Verbena Gimlet Cocktail Recipe


Lemon Verbena Gimlet







1 cup water


1/4 cup sugar  


1/8 cup crushed dried verbena leaves


3/4 cup dry gin or you man substitute vodka


3/4 cup club soda, chilled


1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)


Lemon verbena sprigs (optional)


Lime slices (optional)







1. 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.



2. Combine sugar mixture, gin, soda, and juice. Serve over
ice. Garnish with verbena sprigs and lime slices, if desired.


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