- Apr 20, 2011Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
Liquore all'Erba Luisa
1 lemon (quartered)
1 litre neutral alcohol 40%abv
Macerate for 2 weeks, strain and sweeten with 1-2 cups sugar/litre
Also msg 31776, 31801
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "gff_stwrt" <gff_stwrt@...> wrote:
> Hi, folks,
> My wife trimmed the Lemon Scented Verbena bush yesterday and luckily I was there.
> I stripped the leaves off the cuttings,and bruised them in a mortar, with a pestle.
> When they were lightly packed into a couple of (nearly two-litre) jars they were covered in 63% spirit (that's what I had on hand.)
> After a day the spirit is going green and smells great.
> I am not sure if I will use this spirit alone or mix some of it with something else; what do you think, Wal?
> Anyway I'm glad I saved those leaves.
> The Baker
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