Old-Fashioned Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup

130 mins (prep 120, cooking 10)
4 ingredients
4-6 servings
Pull up a hammock, select a good book and make a jug of this cooling lemonade to refresh you as you gently sway and wile away the long, hot hours! A simple zingy lemonade syrup that is added to water to dilute and is compulsory for hot, humid days! Lemon Verbena is one of my favourite herbs and is a welcome addition to my walled herb garden here in France. The syrup is also amazing if poured over ice creams and summer berries for a tangy citrus flavour. Add an attractive label and a sprig of lemon verbena leaves for a thoughtful summer gift.

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  • 300 ml water
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 large lemons, zest of
  • 10 -12 lemon verbena leaves, slightly crushed in a mortar and pestle
  • lemon verbena leaf, to garnish


Serving Size (113.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 145.12 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.38mg 0.56%
Total Carbohydrate 37.49g 49.99%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 37.42 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.62mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large lemons