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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

P. Allen Smith | Sunshine Lemon Herb Punch | PBS

Duration: 00:59
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Broadcast Date: May. 9, 2012

Nothing reminds me of summer like the flavor of lemon! One of my favorite ways to infuse lemon into food and drinks is with lemon herbs. Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family, and is often used to flavor tea. Lemon Verbena is a very versatile herb that can also be used in flavoring tea, but is often incorporated into delicious sauces and desserts as well. To create a tasty beverage using both of these delectable herbs, try this Sunshine Lemon Herb Punch: Simply peel and core half of a large pineapple, and cut into 1" chunks. Place them in a glass pitcher and, add in a 46-ounce can of pineapple juice, 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 9 Lemon Balm leaves and 3 stalks of Lemon Verbena. Chill this mixture overnight. Then remove the whole herbs, and add in 4 ounces of ginger ale, 1/8 cup of sweetened lime juice and 3 lemons thinly sliced into rounds. Pour into glasses, garnish with a lemon slice, and enjoy!



Post Date: May 8, 2012