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47877Re: Verbena

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  • waljaco
    Apr 20, 2011
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      Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla)

      Liquore all'Erba Luisa

      100 leaves
      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

      wal


      --- 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?
      > Anybody?
      > Anyway I'm glad I saved those leaves.
      > Regards,
      > The Baker
      >
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