- 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
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).
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.