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
Lemon Basil Syrup:
Start by making a lemon basil syrup. Zest and juice all four lemons into a small saucepan.
Add the sugar and 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves to the saucepan.
Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Simmer for 2-3 minutes to infuse the basil flavor.
Remove the syrup from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
Blend and Crush:
In a blender, combine the lemon basil syrup and 2 cups of ice cubes.
Blend until you have a slushie-like consistency. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more syrup if desired.
Divide the lemon basil slushie mixture among four glasses.
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.
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.