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Cocktail of the Week: Lemon Quzo Spritzer

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

The licorice flavor of the ouzo pairs nicely with the refreshing natural essence of the mint and lemon. It’s an unexpected yet welcoming taste. An easy to make, refreshing drink, courtesy of Iron Chef Michael Symon.


  • Ouzo
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon
  • Soda Water
  • Orange slice


  • In shaker add 2 oz ouzo, 4 fresh mint leaves, the juice of one lemon, and ice
  • Shake
  • Strain over ice and top with soda water
  • Garnish with an orange slice