Lemon Verbena Gimlet

I had some lemon verbena from my CSA this week, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Coming home after work on a very hot summer day, the idea hit me. Cocktail time!

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Lemon Verbena Gimlet
Author: Amélie Walker-Yung
Serves: 2 cocktails
A refreshing cocktail made with fresh lemon verbena, lemon and gin
  • 1 oz. lemon verbena syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 4 oz. gin
  • ice
  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until it is frosted. Pour into 2 coupe or martini glasses. Garnish with a sprig of lemon verbena. Enjoy!

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Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
Author: Amélie Walker-Yung
Serves: 1/2 cup
  • 20 leaves lemon verbena
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Grind the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon verbena leaves in a spice grinder or small food processor.
  2. Dissolve the mixture into the water in a small saucepan, simmering until sugar dissolves completely.
Syrup should be refrigerated.

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