Honey Lemon Balm Spritzer

Ingredients ½ cup honey (orange blossom or other citrus blossom honey is nice for this recipe) 2 cups warm water ½ cup lime or lemon juice (or combination of the two) 1 cup cold water 1 cup lemon balm, lightly packed (substitute mint leaves for a minty version) lime or lemon slices 2 cups cold sparkling water optional: 1 ounce/per serving of light liquor (rum, gin, or St. Germain to name a few) Instructions In a large pitcher, mix honey and warm water until honey combined. Add lime/lemon juice, and 1 cup cold water. Mix well. Crush lemon balm and add to mixture. Using a muddle or wooden spoon handle, smash lemon balm in bottom of pitcher. Add lime/lemon slices and refrigerate mixture until chilled (about an hour). Once chilled, add 2 cups of cold sparkling water. Stir. Pour through a strainer into individual glasses over crushed ice. Garnish beverages with lemon balm leaves and citrus slices For alcoholic version, stir in 1 oz. of light liquor to each glass. Ingredients ½ cup honey (orange blossom or other citrus blossom honey is nice for this recipe) 2 cups warm water ½ cup lime or lemon juice (or combination of the two) 1 cup cold water 1 cup lemon balm, lightly packed (substitute mint leaves for a minty version) lime or lemon slices 2 cups cold sparkling water optional: 1 ounce/per serving of light liquor (rum, gin, or St. Germain to name a few) Instructions In a large pitcher, mix honey and warm water until honey combined. Add lime/lemon juice, and 1 cup cold water. Mix well. Crush lemon balm...

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