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.

Yield:

Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

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

Ingredients

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)

Preparation

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.