orange lime basil spritz

Sun’s out!  When I woke to grey, cloudy skies I had my doubts but here it is!  This is a great summertime beverage for the whole family.  It’s sweet, tangy and herbaceous.  And is sparkly, which will make your kids happy.   The best thing is that you can make it ahead of time in a large batch, waiting to add the soda water until you serve it.  So it a yummy drink to take with you to a bbq or picnic.  Just double, triple, quadruple the recipe to your heart’s desire.

Orange Lime Basil Spritz
makes 2

½ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 ½ cups fresh orange juice
soda/sparkling water
2 basil sprigs

In a shaker, add lime juice and basil.   Muddle until basil is broken down and fragrant.  Add orange juice; shake to mix. Strain juice into two glasses – will be only half full.  Add enough sparkling water to fill remainder of glass. Garnish with basil sprigs.

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1 Response to orange lime basil spritz

  1. grace says:

    this looks really good! and we have a basil plant in our kitchen right now…

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