Makes 1 pitcher


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (any kind-raw or turbinado or white)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
¼ cup fresh sorrel leaves
4-6 cups seltzer water or regular water
Lemon wheel garnish


Combine water, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Add fresh herb leaves (about  and blend the mixture in a blender until ultra smooth and strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. Place in a pitcher with ice and add about 4-6 cups seltzer  or regular water and stir well. Place a few lemon wheel garnishes in the pitcher.