As refreshing as lemonade but more nuanced, this spritzer includes an infusion of four herbs.

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

Recipe Summary

1 hr 25 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 cup plain water to steaming in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in agave syrup and 1/3 cup each small thyme, rosemary, and sage sprigs. Let stand about 1 hour, stirring often to release flavors. Strain syrup into a large pitcher, pressing out liquid. Stir in lemon juice.

  • Arrange large thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil sprigs in a pitcher (at least 2-qt. size), crushing them lightly with your hands. Pour in syrup, sparkling water, and 2 cups ice.

  • Tie 6 small bouquets of remaining herbs with kitchen twine and set one in each glass along with a lemon wedge. Pour in spritzer.

  • Make ahead: Through step 1, up to 1 day, chilled airtight.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; calories from fat 0.6%; protein 0.2g; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 0.5mg.