Sparkling Basil Lemonade

8
Easy
Beverages

Characteristics

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

80
Calories
20 g
Carbs
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Nutritional Facts

Per Drink
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 80
  • Lipides
  • Sodium  3 mg
  • Carbs 20 g

Ingredients

  • 6 sprigs fresh basil, divided
  • 1 lemon, zested into strips, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lemonade
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) carbonated spring water

Method

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer, sugar and water, 4 sprigs basil and lemon zest from half the lemon over low heat until sugar dissolves. (Omit basil and zest to make a plain simple syrup.) Strain and let cool.
  2. Chill 8 stemless wine glasses or rock glasses. Once chilled, divide ice cubes, basil leaves from 2 sprigs and lemon slices, cooled syrup and lemonade among glasses. Top up each glass with carbonated water.

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