Citrus Berry Smash
This refreshing Mocktail uses fresh fruit and basil syrup to make the perfect drink for a gathering.
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Use the Cocktail Strainer to strain into a chilled glass(s) filled with ice. Top with the sparkling water and garnish with a lime wedge(s) and sprig(s) of basil.
Use this recipe as the framework for your own creations. Trade the blueberries for another fruit, swap the lime juice for lemon, or add a different herb instead of basil, or a different flavor water.
- 2 cups (500 mL) water
- 2 cups (500 mL) sugar
- ½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed basil leaves
- 1. Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- 2. When the sugar dissolves, remove from the heat, add the basil, cover and let the basil steep for 10 minutes.
- 3. Let the syrup cool completely before using. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.