Strawberry-Basil Limeade

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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. 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. 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.
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