Honey-Lemon Spritz

Honey-Lemon Spritz

Garden Cocktail Party June 201


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.