Lemon Verbena is one of my absolute favorite summer herbs! It possesses many healing qualities, and is known to aid digestion while also relaxing the nervous system. This easy lemonade is a great way to experience this amazing herb.
Prep time: 20m | Cook time: 10m | Total time: 30m | Serves 6
6 c. water (preferably filtered)
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 c. fresh lemon juice (~6-8 lemons)
1/2 c. maple syrup or coconut nectar (or sweetener of your choice)
20 lemon verbena leaves
Additional lemon slices/lemon verbena leaves (optional)
In a medium-sized pot, bring water and sliced lemon to a boil. Reduce heat, then simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, and add lemon juice, sweetener and lemon verbena. Stir well, then let lemonade come to room temperature.
Place lemonade in a bowl or pitcher, and chill at least 3-4 hours prior to serving.
To serve, strain out lemon and leaves used in the brewing process and use fresh lemon slices/lemon verbena leaves for garnish if desired.