Posted by: Deana | August 27, 2011

Basil Lime Fizz

We made this Basil Lime Fizz (found here at the hip girl’s guide to homemaking) last Sunday and it was delicious:

Basil Lime Fizz
Combine the following ingredients in pitcher and serve immediately over ice:

  •     3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup basil simple syrup*
  • 1 liter sparkling mineral water (Topo Chico, Pellegrino, La Croix, etc.)

*Prepare the basil simple syrup in advance (see recipe below)

Basil Simple Syrup
1. Place the following ingredients in a saucepan and heat on medium heat:

  •     1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups basil, chopped

2. Bring the mixture to a boil until the sugar dissolves (it only takes a few minutes).

3. Remove the mixture from heat and let stand for 30 minutes to let all the basil flavors seep into the sugar mixture.

4. Pour mixture through a sieve/strainer lined with dampened cheesecloth to remove all the basil and then pour it into a container with an airtight lid.  Chill in the refrigerator; the simple syrup will keep for 3-4 weeks.

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