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Basil Lime Fizz

Hello Everyone,

I’m sorry I didn’t post this yesterday. We had a storm come through our area and our internet was down! ACK!! It’s amazing how much we depend on our internet out here. The internet is my main source to connect with people, since I am home most of the time. This Basil Lime Fizz is amazing! I had 2 cups full at the meeting on Wednesday! I love it, so I thought I would post it here fo you all to try!!!

Basil Lime Fizz:

2 tbsp. basil syrup***

2 tbsp. lime juice

Chilled sparkling water or club soda

Pour the syrup and lime juice into the bottom of a 12 ounce tumbler. Fill the glass about 2/3 full with ice. Pour in the sparkling water as you stir with a spoon.

Basil Syrup:

1-1/2 cups basil leaves

1/2 sup superfine sugar

1/2 water

1/8 tsp. baking soda

Blanch the basil leaves: Plunge into a small pot of rapidly boiling water for 10 seconds, then drain and plunge them into a small bowl of ice water. Drain again and gently squeeze excess water from the leaves. Puree the blanched basil in a blender with the sugar, water, and baking soda until you have a dark green liquid, about 30 seconds. Pour the syrup through a fine strainer, stirring with the back of a spoon to help push it through. Store the syrup in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Syrup keeps for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. The pinch of baking soda helps keep the syrup the bright green. Makes 3/4 cup. From the Traunfeld, J., Herbal Kitchen, William Marrow, 2005

Well until next time everyon!

Amanda 🙂


Posted by on May 14, 2011 in Drinks, Herbs