Old-fashioned Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup

 

  • Lemon Verbena lemonade syrup for summer2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 lemons (zest)
  • 15-20 lemon verbena leaves slightly crushed

lemon verbena leaves for garnish

Make the syrup by heating together water, lemon zest and sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and allow to infuse until cold. Bring back to a boil and immediately add the lemon verbena leaves. Take off the heat and allow to infuse until cold. Strain the syrup into a bottle or jar in the fridge until needed. Discard the lemon verbena leaves.

To make LEMONADE: Pour some syrup into a glass and add water to taste. Serve with ice and garnish with a lemon verbena leaf and a lemon slice.

To make LEMON ICED TEA: Add 1 part syrup to 7 parts brewed tea or to taste.

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