Friday, May 22, 2015

honey vanilla spritzer

have i mentioned that my two best friends are pregnant?
let's just say that my mockail game is strong right now!

this honey vanilla spritzer is totally different and worth a try.
i served it at marcy's baby shower last weekend
and since multiple people asked for the recipe, i thought i'd share with you all :)

the honey and vanilla definitely make this lean towards a sweeter drink,
think along the lines of a vanilla italian soda.
the amount of lime you add can take this in a completely different direction.
for me, i think i would have increased the lime quite a bit to give it a fresher,
brighter flavor profile, but feel free to follow the recipe exactly for something sweet and refreshing.

and yes, i did try it with vodka - don't judge me!
it was great. also think it might be tasty with tequila.

also: don't be alarmed by the little vanilla beans floating around in your drink!
i think it gives it character :)

recipe via martha stewart

2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 fresh lime juice
4 cups chilled seltzer


1. bring honey, water, and vanilla bean to a simmer in a saucepan.
cook, stirring, until honey dissolves. let cool completely.
strain through a fine sieve (there will be some vanilla seeds).

if the thought of these floating in your drink is not to your liking, 
just strain through a coffee filter!

2. stir in lime juice. divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.
top with seltzer.

for the party, i followed the same directions, but just combined in a large pitcher instead.

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