Here in the United States, this weekend is a long holiday weekend. It’s Labor Day on Monday. Which for a lot of people, me included, this weekend marks the end of summer. Many people will be having picnics, so I thought I would include a delicious drink that can be a “mocktail” for all ages, or an adult only beverage. I hope you enjoy it.

Recipe - Lemon Herb Spritzer

This refreshing spritzer is full of fantastic flavors, including lemon, fresh herbs, and ginger. It’s 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 warm weather favorite!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Cocktails, Gluten-Free, Mocktails
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Honey Preferably local
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Mint washed and torn into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil washed and torn into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Zest Preferably Organic
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger finely minced
  • 1 Large Lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 Cups Sparkling Water
  • 4 Ounces Vodka Adult Only Version

Instructions
 

  • 1. Add honey and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until honey dissolves.
  • 2. Remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes before pouring into a pitcher. Add fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs, ginger, and lemon slices.
  • 3. Add vodka, if using, and stir gently to combine and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  • 4. Immediately before serving, pour sparkling water into pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Keyword Gluten-Free