Strawberry-Basil Limeade

Strawberry-Basil Limeade Recipe
Oxmoor House
Buy strawberries at their seasonal peak and taste them--if they're very sweet, you may want to adjust the amount of sugar syrup you use to make this limeade.


Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 91
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 23.9 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 29 mg
Calcium 12 mg


3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup basil leaves
1 1/2 cups strawberries, quartered
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 12 limes)
5 cups lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
Ice cubes
Basil leaves (optional)


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool 30 minutes or until room temperature.

2. Strain basil mixture through a sieve into a large pitcher, discarding basil. Place strawberries and lime juice in a blender; process until smooth. Add strawberry mixture to basil mixture. Gently stir in sparkling water. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

Cooking Light Chill,

Oxmoor House

May 2013
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