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Lemon Basil Soda

he zesty citrus flavor of freshly squeezed lemons is perfectly complemented by the aromatic and herbaceous notes of basil, creating a delightful and unique beverage experience. With its bright and lively taste, this lemon basil soda is a perfect companion for hot summer days or any time you need a revitalizing sip.

Tasty Team
93% would make again
Lemon Basil Soda


for 16 servings

  • ½ cup simple syrup (120 mL)
  • ½ cup lemon juice (120 mL)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • seltzer water, for serving
  • lime, cut into wheels, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 18
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 5g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  2. Once the lemon basil syrup is cool, strain into an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  3. To make the soda, pour 1 cup (240 ml) of seltzer water into a glass filled with ice and add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon basil syrup. Stir to combine. Garnish with lime wheels, if desired.
  4. Nutrition, per 1 tablespoon: Calories: 20 Sugars: 5
  5. Enjoy!
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Lemon Basil Soda