The idea for this refreshing house-made treat came from a new shop in DC’s Petworth neighborhood. Three Little Pigs is a salumeria of locally-sourced meats and pickled preserves. They also sell hand-crafted local salts, artisanal breads and delicious, sparkly drinks made with all-natural ingredients. Experimenting back at home, this is our version. We like that you can adjust the sweetness to your own taste, as each glass is made.
12 oz. honey (about 1 1/2 cup)
1/2 c. water
2 whole, juicy lemons, squeezed
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
Place first four ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a low boil. When cool enough to handle, place in a large enough Mason jar to store. When serving, fill a large glass with ice, add about one tablespoon of honey lemon syrup, add seltzer, stir and enjoy. Adjust to taste.