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Honey-Lemon Spritz

Hands-on time 8 mins
Total time 28 mins
Yield

Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 20 lemon verbena or basil leaves, divided
  • 2 cups Lillet Blanc
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda, chilled
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

How to Make It

  1. Combine honey, 1/4 cup boiling water, and 12 torn verbena leaves in a bowl; stir to dissolve honey. Cool honey mixture completely (about 20 minutes).

  2. Strain mixture into a pitcher; discard verbena leaves. Add Lillet, vodka, and lemon juice. Add thyme sprigs up to 1 hour before serving. Add club soda just before serving. Serve in wineglasses over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and verbena leaves.