Sparkling Basil Refresher

Photo: Levi Brown
Why use fresh herbs only for cooking when they can amp up drinks, too? For a lemonade with a unique kick, add basil.
Makes 4 servings


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1/2 cup raw sugar or agave
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups raspberry soda water
1/2 cup julienned fresh basil
Garnish: lemon wedges and fresh basil sprigs


In a pitcher, combine sugar, lemon juice, raspberry soda water and basil and stir. Pour over ice and garnish with lemon and basil.

Created date

March 2013