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Lemon Basil Soda

by Greg Perez featured in Natural Fruit & Herb Sodas X Ways

Ingredients

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

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  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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