Makes 8 servings
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped strawberries
½ cup chopped fresh basil
6 (12-ounce) cans sparkling lemon beverage*
Garnish: fresh basil sprigs, fresh strawberries
1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar, strawberries, and chopped basil to a low boil over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding solids. Let cool completely. (At this point, mixture can be refrigerated up to 1 week.)
2. Fill 8 tall glasses with ice; add strawberry syrup, and top with lemon beverage. Garnish with basil and strawberries, if desired.
*We used SanPellegrino Lemonata.
You’ll love the garden-fresh flavors and splash of sparkling lemon beverage in this refreshing Strawberry-Basil Lemonata. This drink is the perfect sip to enjoy poolside or beachside this summer.