Rejoice! A Luscious Herbal Cocktail

Verbena Simple Syrup and Verbena Margarita’s.

We devised this luscious herbal cocktail for Ashley’s baby shower {along with non-alcoholic drinks}.

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Generous handful fresh lemon verbena leaves

verbena-syrup

Bring all ingredients to a boil, then let cool to room temperature. Remove lemon verbena leaves – the syrup should be a light yellow-green color and have the definite flavor and odor of lemon verbena. This syrup has an infinite number of uses; here are some of my favorites:

Use it to sweeten your favorite herbal, black or green tea.

Brush it over your favorite white or citrus cake or sweet bread and muffins; this will add a delicate flavor and help keep your baked goods extra moist.

Gently drizzle over a bowl of freshly sliced strawberries, blueberries, or peaches.

Use as a sweetener on top of crepes, french toast, or pancakes.

Use it to make a Verbena Margarita’s:

Verbena Margarita

verbena-margeritas

In search of the perfect margarita? (Ah, what a fun search it is!). This is a delicious, citrus-ey version that we really love!

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Verbena Simple Syrup
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lime, (to taste)

Serve on over ice or blended, as you prefer.

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