Lemon Verbena Lemonade Recipe | Big Batch Cocktail

Grown up lemonade is the perfect way to refresh this summer with friends. One of our favorite batch cocktails is Lemon Verbena lemonade – it’s fresh, simple and can be easily adapted as a mocktail.

A little about Lemon Verbena- Lemon Verbena is a lemon-scented leafy green herb that thrives during the warm summer months.  The spear-shaped leaves grow quickly and will replenish after each harvest throughout the growing season.  Lemon Verbena presents a strong “lemony” scent that comes alive once picked, crushed or sniffed.

Lemon Verbena Lemonade Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: CocktailsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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The secret here is the Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup (instructions provided). This big batch cocktail recipe works great as a mocktail too just add or subtract the vodka!


  • 2 cups Vodka

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 ½ cups lemon verbena simple syrup*

  • 3 cups sparkling water

  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
  • Combine 1 cup sugar, 6-8 Lemon Verbena leaves, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • When the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat, cover and let infuse for at least 1 hour. Once the mixture is cooled to room temperature, store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Lemon Verbena Lemonade Cocktail
  • When you are ready to serve,  pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of lemon verbena leaf and a slice of sugar-coated lemon.
  • Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir well and place in the fridge to chill.
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