Produces shiny green leaves with a strong scent and taste of lemon. Leaves are strongest at the time of flowering. Use for muddling in rum drinks, or to make a simple syrup to add low-acidity brightness to a cocktail. Upright shrubs grow 4-5′ tall.
Old Havana Rum Garden:
A sturdy tropical grass called sugarcane helped bring rum from the Caribbean to Europe. Now we celebrate island life with rum drinks like daiquiris and mojitos. Our collection is infused with the flavor of the islands, and even features the authentic Cuban mint variety grown in Havana. For a new twist on the classic daiquiri, muddle strawberries, mint, lime juice and herb-infused simple syrup with 1.5 ounces of white rum. For a fizzy drink, top with soda or Prosecco.
Frezier Affair: Muddle 1.5 ounces white rum, ½ ounce yelllow Chartreuse, strawberries, lemon verbena leaves and the juice of ¼ lemon. Shake over ice, strain and serve. Garnish with berries or lemon verbena leaves.
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