How to make a Lemon Verbena G & Tea
As any good bartender will testify, tea in cocktails is a winning combination. The botanicals in gin in particular work perfectly with the aromatics of so many teas, from Earl Grey to floral greens and plenty of herbal infusions - Lemon Verbena being no exception. This simple twist on a Gin & Tonic is a great and very easy way to pep up your evening tipple.
What you'll need (per drink)
- 50ml gin
- 150ml-200ml Fevertree tonic (depending how strong you like it ; ) )
- 1 slice of lime
A good pinch of Lemon Verbena leaves, plus another couple for garnish
- Mint leaves (optional garnish)
Plenty of ice
- Measure your gin into a glass and add the Lemon Verbena leaves and set aside to infuse. The flavour will start to infuse the gin immediately, so even after 15 minutes some of the aroma will come through in your drink. However for maximum flavour the longer you leave it the better, so a couple of hours or even overnight is ideal. You can even prepare a batch of infused gin and keep it in the drinks cabinet for next time!
- Prepare a new glass with plenty of ice, a fresh lime slice, a sprig of fresh mint and a couple of Lemon Verbena leaves (optional).
- Strain the gin into your glass
- Top up with tonic