You can find lemon verbena plants at your local nursery. Some farmers' markets and specialty stores also sell fresh sprigs of it this time of year. If you can't find it, cook strips of lemon rind with the wine, and add 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind before serving. Cava is an affordable Spanish sparkling wine now widely available in this country.

Jeanne Kelley
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2006

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Yield:
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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  • Combine whole verbena leaves and sparkling wine in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 15 minutes). Remove and discard the whole leaves. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add sliced peaches; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover and chill. Stir in minced verbena leaves just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

157 calories; calories from fat 3%; fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 39.5g; fiber 2.7g; iron 1.1mg; sodium 11mg; calcium 23mg.
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