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
- 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.