If you haven't started already, its time to embrace spring. Here in the south, we get about 1 week of real spring weather, and I fear its already come and gone. But I'm coaxing it back with this drink. This is the kind of thing you sit on a big porch with. Or in a lawn chair under a shade tree. Or on a tiny city apartment balcony. That last one might only be applicable to me. Anyway you want to drink it, this is the perfect spring spritzer.
Honey-Vanilla Spring Spritzer
Martha Stewart Living Magazine - April 2010
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 cups chilled seltzer
Bring honey, water, vanilla bean and seeds to a simmer in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring until honey is dissolved. Let cool completely. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. There will be some seeds left in the strained liquid. Stir in lime juice.
Divide liquid among 4 ice-filled glasses. Top with chilled seltzer.