Thai Basil Lime Sparkler

This is a refreshing drink that can be made into an adult beverage by adding rum or vodka. It’s great on hot summer days.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups Thai basil
  • 3⁄4 cup lime juice
  • 48 oz. sparkling water, chilled


  • In a saucepan, bring to a simmer, or cook until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.
  • Put basil, lime juice, and simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain it through a fine sieve into a pitcher. Stir in sparkling water.
  • Pour into glasses over ice.