Dillon created this soda with Emily Crawford, another Seattle chef.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place lovage leaves and lemon juice in a large nonreactive bowl and gently smash with the end of a thick wooden spoon or wooden rolling pin until leaves begin to bruise. Add sugar and salt and continue muddling to release the herb's essential oils, about 30 seconds.

  • Bring the water to a boil. Stir lovage mixture into boiling water, remove from heat, and let infuse 20 minutes.

  • Pour syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids, then refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes. Fill glasses with ice, add 3 tablespoons syrup to each, and top off each with 3/4 cup seltzer. Garnish drinks with lovage straws and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Lovage syrup can be stored in refrigerator up to 1 week.