When your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, try using some to flavor syrup. Stir the syrup into club soda to make a quick, refreshing cooler.
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Stir together sugar, 3/4 cup water, and the basil in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When the first bubbles appear, reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain. Keeps up to 1 week, chilled.
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