This herbal libation is destined to become a summer signature. Harvest fresh, fragrant basil to concoct this delicious Basil Limeade recipe.
• 1⁄4 cup lime juice
• 1⁄4 cup sugar
• Sweet basil sprigs
• Lime slices
• Crushed ice
• Club soda
• Sweet basil sprigs, lime slices for garnish
1. Combine lime juice and sugar in a jar or cocktail shaker; shake vigorously until combined. Put a sprig of basil and lime slices in the base of two 8-ounce glasses. Add lime mixture and ice to glasses; fill with club soda. Muddle with a spoon and serve immediately. Serves 2.
Note: Multiply this recipe by 4 to fill a pitcher.
Caleb Melchior studies landscape architecture. When not working in the studio, he writes about food and gardens.
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