Lemon Herb Spritzer
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 warm weather favorite!
Prep time: 15 minutes (+ time to chill)
Cook time: n/a
2 T. real maple syrup
1 c. water
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
2 T. fresh mint, washed and torn into pieces
2 T. fresh basil, washed and torn into pieces
2 t. fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
2 thyme sprigs
2 t. ginger, finely minced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
2 c. sparkling water
Optional Adults-Only Version:
4 oz. vodka
Add maple syrup and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until syrup 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. Enjoy!