Verbena-Infused Tonic Concentrate
Traci infuses her tonic syrup with fresh lemon verbena for several weeks, but you can get the same bright and citrusy flavor in a fraction of the time by using high-quality dried lemon verbena tea leaves. Be careful not to overheat the syrup; a temperature of 185°F is ideal for extracting oils in the leaves without imparting bitterness. Use the syrup in this Verbena-Infused Tequila and Tonic recipe.
Infused syrup can be chilled in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
French verveine tea from The Tao of Tea can be purchased on amazon.com.