The first day of summer came with an intense heatwave here in Boston and had me looking for delicious ways to beat the heat. Ways that didn't involve sugary and artificially flavored ice-pops. Cue naturally derived flavor syrups and soda water (or something stronger if you so desire!). Heidi Swanson and her blog, 101 Cookbooks, and pop-up shop, Quitokeeto to the rescue.
Lemon Thyme Gin Sparkler (or Soda Sparkler)
Rhubarb & Rosewater Syrup (perfect with sparkling water or something a bit stronger!)