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Lemon Basil Infused Soda

Enjoy this delicious combination of basil and lemon-lime in a sweet drink.


  • 2 oz lemon basil infused simple syrup*
  • 6 oz lemon-lime soda
  • 3 leaves of lemon basil (to garnish)

For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • zest of 1 lemon cut in strips
  • 3 sprigs lemon basil


For the lemon basil simple syrup:

  • In a medium pot add your sugar and water, simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves
  • Don't cook any longer than needed to dissolve the sugar
  • Remove from the stove
  • Add your lemon zest and lemon basil and let seep (sit together) overnight or a least for several hours
  • Pour your syrup into a bottle to store in the fridge after removing the lemon zest and lemon basil

For the lemon basil infused soda:

  • Put 3 or 4 leaves of your lemon basil in the bottom of your glass, smash
  • Pour 2 oz of simple syrup over the leaves
  • Add 6 oz of slightly flattened lemon lime flavored soda
  • Stir together ever so gentle - if might bubble a bit
  • Add ice cubes and serve, removing the lemon basil leaves before drinking