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Basil Bliss Lemonade Sparkler

Feeling a little 'zesty'? Craving a sip of sunshine in a glass? Look no further than our 'Basil Bliss Lemonade Sparkler' – a citrusy sensation that's sure to make your taste buds dance like a lemon in a summer breeze! Say goodbye to ordinary lemonades and join us on a journey to the zesty side of life with a twist of basil and a sparkling kick. It's the perfect 'pour' remedy for a hot day, and we promise it's 'pulp' fiction you won't want to miss. Let's get 'juicy' with it!"


Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes

Serves: 4 people


  • 4 large lemons

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (plus extra for garnish)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • 1 cup sparkling water or lemon-lime soda

  • Lemon slices and basil sprigs for garnish


Lemon Basil Syrup:

  1. Start by making a lemon basil syrup. Zest and juice all four lemons into a small saucepan.

  2. Add the sugar and 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves to the saucepan.

  3. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Simmer for 2-3 minutes to infuse the basil flavor.

  4. Remove the syrup from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.

Blend and Crush:

  1. In a blender, combine the lemon basil syrup and 2 cups of ice cubes.

  2. Blend until you have a slushie-like consistency. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more syrup if desired.


  1. Divide the lemon basil slushie mixture among four glasses.

  2. Pour 1/4 cup of sparkling water or lemon-lime soda into each glass and stir gently to combine. Adjust the amount to your taste. If you want an alcoholic version, add a shot of vodka or gin to each glass.

  3. Add a slice of lemon and a small sprig of basil to each glass for a beautiful presentation.



To elevate the presentation and flavor even further, consider making herb-infused ice cubes using basil leaves. Simply place a fresh basil leaf in each compartment of an ice cube tray, fill it with water, and freeze.


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