Lemon Herb Spritzer
15 minutes, plus time to chill
About this Recipe
By: Linda Eads
This refreshing spritzer is full of fantastic flavors, including lemon, fresh herbs, and ginger.
Its bright fruity flavor pairs perfectly with the warm earthiness of the culinary herbs and freshly grated ginger for a truly interesting combination.
One taste and this is sure to become a new spring & summer warm weather favorite!
- 2 Tbs. honey, preferably local
- 1 C. water
- 1/3 C. fresh lemon juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 Tbs. fresh mint, washed and torn into pieces
- 2 Tbs. fresh basil, washed and torn into pieces
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
- 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
- 2 C. sparkling water
Optional Adults-Only Version:
4 oz. Vodka
Step by Step Instructions
Add honey and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until honey dissolves.
Remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes before pouring into a pitcher. Add fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs, ginger, and lemon slices.
Add vodka, if using, and stir gently to combine and place in the refrigerator to chill.
Immediately before serving, pour sparkling water into pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve immediately.