Top Rated Lemon Verbena Recipes

Mexican sun cocktail
This year, truly celebrate Mexican heritage with the plant that started it all, the agave. Whether you’re partial to a crisp, classic blanco, a rich reposado, or a spicy añejo, Tequila Don Julio has got you covered.Crafted by Miami Mixologist Eddie Fuentes, the below recipe highlights the agave and fresh flavors in Tequila Don Julio in new and unexpected ways. Serving these specialty cocktail made with only the best ingredients will impress friends and add an authentic feel to the festivities.“Like Mexican cuisine, this drink is vibrant in color, a little spicy, and deeply satisfying. I wanted to create a sensory experience, and bringing the smoke into the cocktail allows all the senses to be activated while highlighting the versatility of the Tequila Don Julio Añejo. The fresh ingredients, smoke, and cooked agave expressions of the tequila remind me of a hot night in Mexico right before the sun starts to set.”
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4.5
Ginger and Turmeric Beer
Naturally fermented drinks have been consumed as daily tonics for centuries. Somehow over time these medicinal beverages have morphed into the sugar-laden fizzy sodas commercially available today. The good news is that these tonics are quite easy to prepare, requiring just a little patience while the process of fermentation works its magic. — Carla Oates, author of The Beauty ChefThis recipe requires one cup of the Ginger and Turmeric Bug recipe.
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Davide Luciano​
Fresh goat cheese manages to be both mild and distinctive. It’s a team player. In creating these cookies, I took advantage of the cheese’s affinity for herbs and spices — there’s sea salt, cracked pepper and snipped chives in the dough. The dough has no leavening, yet it has the look and even the feel of biscuit dough. Once baked, the tender cookies have layers, just as there are in the best biscuits.I leave it to you to enjoy these with cheese’s other best friend: wine. The cookies are nice with champagne or white wine as an aperitif. Alternatively, they’re great alongside soup.A word on the cheese and chives: The best cheese for these cookies is a soft, mashable fresh goat cheese, often sold under its French name, chèvre. Chives are my first choice, but if you can’t find them, you can use the pale green parts of slender scallions or even the scallions themselves. Recipe excerpted from Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook Dorie’s Cookies. Click here to purchase your own copy.
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4.5
Alpine Martini
In its first incarnation in 1998, the Alpine Martini was inspired by a dessert. The Alpine Martini, was reborn in 2008 with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Over the last 5 years the Alpine Martini has become a favorite with regulars. Those in the know ordered the drink from the Lounge, even though the cocktail wasn’t officially on the menu. Due to its popularity, Chef Sear and the mixologists at ART Lounge redesigned it and officially brought it back as the Alpine Martini 2013.
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Want a sweet treat to go with your wine pairings this summer? In honor of what would have been Robert Mondavi's 100th birthday, the winery has whipped up a lemon verbana ice cream that goes perfectly with all of your summer meals. The suggested Mondavi wine for it? The 2009 Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Moscato. The bright fruit character of the Woodbridge Moscato is complemented by the bright lemon flavor of this ice cream. This ice cream is not overly sweet, so it complements the sweetness in the wine rather than overpowering it.
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