- Apr 20, 2011Hi, folks, and thanks, Wal,
This is going to be interesting....
I think I'll borrow my wife's measuring cup, say 250 ml, and pick a few more leaves, see how many leaves it takes to fill.
Then I will measure the volume of a jar the same size as the ones I used, and figure how many leaves would be in each of the two jars.
I might well have a couple of THOUSAND leaves macerating! The jars are a bit short of two litres. Each. Lightly packed.
I might end up making some verbena liqueur and keep most of it as an essence.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@...> wrote:
> 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
> --- 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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