A little bit tropical, a little floral and a little lemony, this refreshing drink has it all!
You have probably had a cold lemon drink before. We have all enjoyed a big glass of lemonade in the past! But have you ever tried lemon verbena? Lemon verbena is actually a flowering plant that grows in tropical areas. The leaves and flowers are use to make teas, drinks and even medicines. It is time you gave this amazing herb a try.
Lemon verbena actually has a very subtle lemon flavor. It is actually more floral flavored than citrusy. That is why we paired the herb with fresh squeezed lime juice. The tangy lime brings out the citrus notes of the herb. Since limes and lemon verbena are both tropical plants, we wanted to add a little more tropical flavor. Coconut water does exactly that!
Our coconut lime verbena is refreshing and actually quite simple to make. It is also the perfect make ahead drink. You can make the lemon verbena syrup in advance and have it ready to go anytime you’d like a sweet, cold drink. So skip the Malibu shots and give one of these tasty drinks a try instead. It is a way better option....
If you’re wondering how long does fresh lime juice last, the answer is not very long. Fresh lime juice tastes best when squeezed and consumed within 24 hours.
You can always use a few drops of lime extract to boost the flavor of the lime or just opt to make the syrup for the drink in advance and squeeze those limes right when you need them.
Say goodbye to the days of drinking a Malibu shot at the bar and give this tasty coconut drink a try instead. Pour a big glass of coconut lime verbena into your fanciest lemonade cups and enjoy!