Can a herbal refreshment be special and simple at the same time? Our friend Christina came up with a series of three-ingredient herbal syrups, sweetened with just natural Thyme honey – the most revered honey of Greece. Stir along with some ice cubes and sparkling water. Perfect for sipping all day long, or for an alcohol-free aperitivo!
Herbs on the Rocks
Place a small saucepan on the stove. Add the water, honey, fruit slice and zest. Turn on the heat and slowly bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and add the herbal tea. Steep for 10 mins covered, then strain. Chill for 2 hrs before serving.
This is a light syrup without any added sugar – you can keep it in the fridge for 1 week, but it tastes nicer when fresh. Extra Tip: Lemon Verbena pairs better with lemon and Dittany from Crete with orange!
For one drink you’ll need
1 shot of syrup
2 shots of sparkling water
Half slice of lemon or orange
Infused ice cubes*
* Use the same recipe to make the ice cubes. Just pour the syrup into an ice cube mold and freeze!