Sparkling Basil Lemonade

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 15min
Serves 8
6 sprigs
fresh Basil, divided
0
1
lemon, zested into strips, divided, fruit cut into slices
0
1/2 cup
sugar
125 mL
1/2 cup
water
125 mL
Ice cubes
2 cups
Lemonade
500 mL
1 bottle
Carbonated Spring Water
750 mL
1 drink
calories
80
carbs
20 g
sodium
3 mg

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer, sugar and water, 4 sprigs basil and lemon zest from half the lemon over low heat until sugar dissolves. (Omit basil and zest to make a plain simple syrup.) Strain and let cool.

  2. Chill 8 stemless wine glasses or rock glasses. Once chilled, divide ice cubes, basil leaves from 2 sprigs and lemon slices, cooled syrup and lemonade among glasses. Top up each glass with carbonated water.

Tip

ADD SPIRIT: Top with sparkling wine or champagne.