I love making fresh sodas in the summer instead of drinking soda from the store. My favorite so far has been this lemon basil soda. It tastes like a sparkling lemonade with a fresh basil taste. Add in a little vodka for the grown-ups, and you have a refreshing summer cocktail.
Enjoy this while lounging outside, in the warm summer sun, or while entertaining friends.
Lemon Basil Soda
2 lemons, juiced
1 tsp honey or agave
4 basil leaves, chopped finely
4 oz.vodka (optional)
lemon sparkling water
1. Combine lemon juice, sweetener, and basil leaves in a small container. Preferably, let sit in a sealed container overnight to let flavors combine.
2. To serve, mix half of the lemon mixture (straining, optional) with 2 oz. of vodka. Add ice, then fill with lemon sparkling water. Garnish with extra basil leaves.