Lemon Verbena Gimlet Cocktails

  • nancyclay Posted: 08/23/09
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    This drink for summer has it all. It is refreshing, beautiful and festive. We used vodka since we are not gin fans. Even my husband who does not usually drink vodka gave this an A+ rating. We served it over ice in large red wine glasses

  • csaunders80 Posted: 06/23/09
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    This is a great, fresh-tasting cocktail. The only change that I made was to use vodka instead of dry gin. My husband raved about it and asked me to make it again. It's a winner!

  • shurlock Posted: 06/22/09
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    Fantastic summer cocktail! We served it over ice because of the heat but it was a great way to cool down.

  • MeMe924 Posted: 06/15/10
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    Not just for Father's Day anymore!!!!! Very refreshing.

  • dawn1938 Posted: 04/09/10
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    Since I have tasted both drinks, I find the Gimlet the best. It is easy to adjust the amount of alcohol to taste, but the overall recipe is very good. Light & refreshing

  • nnaul66 Posted: 05/30/11
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    This recipe is very tasty. I have a thriving crop of lemon verbena and searched out a recipe to use the bounty. I made the cocktail with lemon juice as I had no limes on hand. The drink was just the right combination of sweet and tart and the lemon verbena was able to shine through. I served it over ice in a wine glass.

  • brendaprowse Posted: 07/01/12
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    Yipeeee! My verbena plant made it through the winter in the Pacific Northwest. We only have a few days of summer here and serving these icy, tangy sweet drinks on a sunny day out on the deck is a great way to celebrate. I prefer vodka to gin. We keep a bottle in the freezer. I store a double batch of the simple syrup in the fridge so it's easy to mix up when guests arrive.

  • teafortwo Posted: 06/22/13
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    The perfect way to use some of my HUGE verbena plant. This drink is very refreshing. It's great to have simple syrup on hand to make a quick batch and socialize on the porch with neighbors. I served this to my book club and it was a hit. I'm planning on serving this again tonight-tastes like summer. I have made this with vodka and lemons (because of an abundance of lemons on the tree) and its is wonderful

  • dgitlin612 Posted: 06/16/13
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    Very light and refreshing. I didn't have verbena, so used mint. Otherwise, followed the recipe. Perfect Father's Day drink on the patio. Served it in oversize martini glasses with a sprig of mint. Beautiful!


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