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Lemon Spritzers

Our adults-only version of a classic summer refresher gets even more tart-sweet flavor from an easy lemony mint syrup. 

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

2 hrs.


  • 6-8 large lemons
  • 4 cups cold water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 cups lemon seltzer 
  • ¾ cup citrus vodka
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves (optional)


  1. Using vegetable peeler, shave zest from 3 lemons in thin strips. Squeeze 1¼ cups juice from lemons; reserve. 
  2. In pot, mix 1 cup cold water, sugar, mint and zest; over medium, cook, stirring, until dissolved, 5 min. Cool; strain into pitcher.
  3. Add lemon juice, orange juice and remaining water. Cover; chill.
  4. Fill glasses with ice. Stir seltzer and liquor into citrus ade; divide among glasses. If desired, garnish with lemon slices and mint.
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