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Sparkling Basil Refresher

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


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

How to Make It

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