Peach and Lemon Verbena Syrup

Peach Lemon Verbena Syrup
Peach–Lemon Verbena Syrup
Sweet peaches and aromatic lemon verbena marry in this syrup, perfect for mixing into cocktails such as an old-fashioned or French 75.Matt Taylor-Gross

Sweet peaches and aromatic lemon verbena marry in this syrup, perfect for mixing into cocktails such as an old-fashioned or French 75, or with sparkling water for homemade soda. This recipe comes from Chad Solomon and Christy Pope, co-owners of cocktail catering company Cuffs & Buttons in NYC.

Peach and Lemon Verbena Syrup
Sweet peaches and aromatic lemon verbena marry in this syrup; mix it into an old-fashioned or French 75, or simply with sparkling water for homemade soda.
Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup lemon verbena leaves
  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lemon verbena, peaches, and 1 cup water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until slightly reduced and the peaches are very tender, about 20 minutes. Pour the syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl and discard the solids. Transfer the syrup to a bottle and refrigerate before using.